March 30, 2023

Life Is Short In Gaspar Noé’s Vortex UK Trailer


He’ll always be director provocateur to many, Gaspar Noé will always be known for his edgy sometime controversial films. Sometimes those filmmakers change and for Noé latest Vortex he direction has drastically changed. Today Picturehouse Entertainment have released the UK Trailer that teases a profound, heartbreaking film ahead.

Noé will always be known for films such as Irréversible, Enter the Void, Love, and Climax. Many not the easy to watch, showcase his distinctive visceral trademark style his latest shows his compassionate side. At first glance If The Father and Amour crossed paths. The film made it’s world premiere at Cannes in 2021, touring the festival with Glasgow Film Festival his most recent.

The film stars the legendary filmmaker Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun in the last days of an elderly couple stricken by dementia. Alex Lutz plays there son whom himself has his own personal problems struggles to care for his parents.

The film plays out on a split screen with Noé also playing around with the ratio too. I spoke to another film critic at Glasgow who just watched the film, calling it ‘Brutal’. A hard watch, personal film and if you know anyone whose had someone suffer from dementia it’s a cruel disease. Life is a short party that will soon be forgotten…

Presented in split screen, Vortex tells the story of an aging couple in a Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia, the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his own significant personal problems. With this film, Director Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Climax, Irreversible) delivers a career best, finding a level of compassion and tenderness that sacrifices none of the visual excitement that has marked his best work.

Vortex will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 13th May.