Saturday, April 23 - Thursday, May 12, 2022
From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. In CLIMAX, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers; Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they’ve been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. Starring Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) and a cast of professional dancers, CLIMAX is Noé’s most brazen and visionary statement yet.
Screening as part of the series Too Much Is Never Enough: The Films of Gaspar Noé, April 22-28
Please note: this film includes flashing lights and strobe effects, along with graphic depictions of violence and sexual assault. Viewer discretion is advised.
Save big and see more of the Gaspar Noe retrospective with a discount Ticket Pack for three admissions! A discount three-ticket pack is available for $42 general public/$30 IFC Center Members. Bring a friend or two to a few screenings or treat yourself to more movies at a better ticket price.
- Country France
- Language In French with English subtitles
- Year 2019
- Running Time 96 minutes
- Distributor A24
- Director Gaspar Noé
- Cinematographer Benoît Debie
- Cast Sofia Boutella
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Descriptive Audio
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