Enter the Void
Oct 08 - Oct 14, 2010
(Gaspar Noe, France, 2009, 35mm, 156 min)
Gaspar Noé (Seul Contre Tous, Irreversible) is often presented as a provocateur par excellence, and there is certainly plenty in Enter the Void to support that view. A psychedelic mind-bending odyssey of life after death, the film is a philosophical tour de force disguised as a generational drug film.
Oscar is a small-time drug dealer. One night he is caught in a police bust and fatally shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister that he would never abandon her, refuses to leave the world of the living. It wanders through the city, its visions growing ever more distorted and nightmarish. Past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom. With hypnotic imagery and an unnerving soundscape, Void is a work of startling complexity, paradox and perversity.
"With beauty, mild and sharp jolts, and mesmerizing camerawork, [Noe] tries to open the doors of perception." —NY Times
“The film defies cinema convention in every way. It is almost like an adult video game with no rules” —Screen Daily
"I could stare at this movie for days and not get tired of the sensation." —Seattle Weekly
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