JUNE SCREENING: Monday 13th June - Vortex -
Date: Monday 13th June 2022
Place: Connaught Cinema
Free for members
Non-members: £7.50/Students £6.50
Membership is £35 per year for 10 screenings
We here at WFC are super excited to bring you the latest from France's renowned enfant terrible director Gasper Noe - Vortex. A change in pace for the usually frenetic director it promises to still have all his hallmark intensity. A painfully bleak portrait of an elderly couple at the end of their lives, is brutally matter-of-fact about the indignities of old age. The film’s one concession to Noé’s normally showy directing style is a split-screen device, used to convey the disengagement and disorientation of dementia – the wife (Françoise Lebrun) struggles to recognise her husband and anxiously prowls their labyrinthine Parisian apartment, hoping to find an anchor of familiarity. The husband (neither character is named) is a petulant intellectual, played by the writer-director Dario Argento. Here death is the vortex: the dark focus, whose gravitational pull gets stronger – and harder to avoid thinking about – with every passing year. Vortex is arguably more devastating than Noé’s former provocations because it is firmly grounded in the world as we know it.
Dark devastating and quietly profound we think it really isn't a screening to be missed so hope to see you there.
'Vortex steers away from much of the shocking violence of Noé’s previous films, it still retains a particular kind of cold horror that burrows deep and takes hold.' - Empire
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-ZcCFePAs