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Gaspar Noé Almost Died, Got Sober, and Made His Most Personal Film

On the same day that Gaspar Noé premiered his new movie “Vortex” at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, he posted an alarming image on Instagram. Captioned “Brain hemorrhage – Day 11,” the photo showed the 57-year-old Argentine director in a hospital gown and attached to a ventilator. Fans and friends flooded the comments section to […]

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‘Vortex’ Review: Gaspar Noé’s Split-Screen Drama Is a Surprisingly Grounded Variation on ‘Amour’

Gaspar Noé is the kind of mad scientist filmmaker whose very name invites expectations of provocative experimentation. “Vortex,” which closes in at 142 minutes and spends almost all of them in split screen, would appear to be consistent with that trend. Yet this quiet, slow-burn look at an elderly couple suffering from dementia and other […]

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Asia Argento, Golshifteh Farahani, Gaspar Noe Head Voice Cast of Animation ‘Schirkoa’ (Exclusive)

Asia Argento (“Agony”), Golshifteh Farahani (“Extraction”) and Jim Sarbh (“Made in Heaven”) star in the voice cast of Ishan Shukla’s animated feature “Schirkoa,” production on which begins in the spring.The voice cast also includes Soko (“Little Fish”) and Arish Ahmad Khan aka King Khan, front man of Berlin-based garage rock and psychedelic soul band King […]

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Gaspar Noé Directs Charlotte Rampling in a Darkly Chic Short for Saint Laurent — Watch

Gaspar Noé hasn’t made an appearance behind the camera since 2019, when he released his Saint Laurent-produced mockumentary-style film “Lux Æterna” at Cannes, the French provocateur’s usual stomping grounds for unsettling fare like “Climax” and “Irreversible.” “Lux Æterna,” starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle as themselves making a film about witches, hasn’t reached U.S. shores […]

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‘Apollo 11’ Soars in IMAX, ‘Climax’ and ‘Transit’ Sustain Foreign-Language Trend

As a handful of Oscar-winners rode a post-Oscar burst, a surge of new movies added vitality to the specialty market, filling the box-office void as award players ebb away.Best among these was “Apollo 11” (Neon), CNN’s Sundance documentary premiere that brings back the 1969 moon landing with innovative reformatting of 50-year-old Nasa archive footage and […]

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Gaspar Noé Talks Violence, Porn, & Why He “Likes Laughing About Cruel Things”

Once you begin watching a Gaspar Noé film, it’s completely obvious that the filmmaker is not interested in making four-quadrant, appeal-to-the-masses fare. His work is often challenging, and pulls no punches when it comes to depictions of violence and sexuality. And he keeps that streak going with his latest work, “Climax,” which earned great reviews […]

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Climax review – bad trip at the danse macabre

A troupe of young dancers is sucked into an LSD-induced hell in Gaspar Noé’s latest grand guignol vision“It’s a nightmare!” Gaspar Noé’s latest is a typically confrontational cocktail of music and horror; a trance-like stew of contorting, krumping, waacking weirdness that drops on its audience like the bucket of blood from Carrie. It’s purportedly based […]

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‘Climax’, ‘Custody’ and ‘The Four Sisters’ among French Oscar submission candidates

Claire Denis, Thierry Frémaux are on the committee that will decide which French film will head to the Academy Awards.Gaspar Noé’s Climax, Xavier Legrand’s Custody and the late Claude Lanzmann’s last film The Four Sisters are among the films on the short list to be France’s Foreign Language submission will be announced tomorrow (September 21).A […]

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