Francomania: Sinfonia Erotica


Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Apr 11 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1980
Production Country:Portugal
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jesús Franco
Cast:Lina Romay
Susan Hemingway
Aida Gouveia
Mel Rodrigo
Albino Graziani
Screenwriter:Jesús Franco


At the close of the ‘70s, eminent auteur Jess Franco revisited the works of the Marquis de Sade to create what EuroSleaze historians have called one of the most sexually daring and boldly creative films of his entire career, SINFONÍA ERÓTICA (EROTIC SYMPHONY). When an unstable noblewoman (a fearless performance by Lina Romay) returns to her lavish estate, she will find herself – along with her libertine husband, his male lover, and a young nun with a craving for violation – trapped in a web of unholy hungers and decadent perversions. Susan Hemingway co-stars in this sonata of artsy depravity, featuring a darkly psychedelic score by Franco & Franz Liszt. Reality and fantasy will blur within the confines of this zany haunted house, one that will at times leave the viewer, along with the characters, unsure of what they are witnessing.