Head to the Curzon Blog this week to discover our three reasons to watch Enter the Void.
Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Gaspar Noé's film is a perfect example of New French Extremity.
That term, coined by a critic, represented the work of directors such as Claire Denis, François Ozon and other directors whose work since the late 1990s has shocked audiences. Since his breakthrough short ‘Carne’ and first feature ‘I Stand Alone’, Noé has stunned and shocked in equal measure with films that display a technical virtuosity and uncompromising world view. In many ways his defining work, ‘Enter the Void’ opens in Tokyo’s nightclub district, where Oscar is killed by the cops following a bust. From their, we accompany his spirit as is travels over the city and from the present to the past and future. All the while, Noé bombards us with sensual and provocative imagery, creating a tableaux of the world Oscar lived in. It’s a thrilling, trippy, psychedelic journey and quite unlike anything you will have ever seen.
★★★★★ "This beautiful, delirious, shocking film is the one offering us that lightning bolt of terror or inspiration that we hope for at the cinema" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
BBFC Certified 18 - strong real sex, drug use