Baba Yaga - 1972 - 6/10
Fashion photographer Valentina draws interest of an older woman, perhaps an ageless woman.
Soon, photo shoots turn into accidental death sites, and casual faces caught in the lens drop.
Exuberant Giallo, based on then-trendy Guido Crepax cartoon.
Splash of colors, happening 60’s decor, costumes and hairstyles.
Oh, and a doll in bondage gear! Must not forget that.
Valentina has visions of Nazi officers, as well as Italian police.
Many sequences move fluidly between wild visuals and Crepax’s panels.
For all this, there is little story, and the pacing lumbers like the stoned guest.