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Though surrealist artist H. R. Giger passed away earlier this year, he will be remembered for generations to come as both an artist that peddled in the dark and twisted and the man behind the design of one of the most enduring monsters in Hollywood.

With her documentary Dark Star: HR Giger's World, filmmaker Belinda Sallin set out to learn more about Giger. Once an outgoing public figure, in the years after his Oscar win for his work on Alien, Giger slowly began to retreat into his own little world and in the last years of his life, the artist rarely found his way out into the public limelight, choosing instead to spend his time at home surrounded by the work that has made him famous.

With unprecedented access to Giger and his home, Sallin has captured what is likely the last and most candid interview with the reclusive artist, exploring the universe Giger has created and his necessity to create such dark and often controversial art. Dark Star looks like a must see for fans of Giger.

Dark Star: HR Giger's World will make its debut at the Zurich Film Festival on September 30.

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