Vortex

Opened Friday, April 29, 2022

SHOWTIMES AT IFC CENTER

Q&As with Gaspar Noé following the Thu Apr 28 sneak preview screenings at 6:45pm & 7:30pm and Fri Apr 29 at the 7:00pm show. Gaspar Noé will introduce the 9:20pm show on Fri Apr 29 and the 7pm show on Sat Apr 30.

In a departure from the psychedelic night-club scenes of Enter the Void and Climax, the modern master of sex and drug-addled existential trips delves into more sobering subject matter. Italian giallo auteur Dario Argento and French melodrama legend Françoise Lebrun star as an elderly married couple separated emotionally and visually (by split screen) as the wife’s dementia progresses, the husband’s health declines, and an entire life built together comes undone. Noé’s take on Amour is told in his signature experiential style, pulling us into the dark perspective of a slowly degenerating mind.

“Noé’s most mature film, an unabashedly and audaciously experimental work.” – Screen International

Official selection: Cannes, New York Film Festival

Accompanied by the series Too Much Is Never Enough: The Films of Gaspar Noé, April 22-28

  • Country France/Belgium/Monaco/Australia
  • Language In French with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 142 minutes
  • Distributor Utopia
  • Director Gaspar Noé
  • Cast Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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