With occasional reflection on the perpetual absurdity/intrigue of life and society in general.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Enter the Void, by Gaspar Noe - Featured Film of Interest - Trailer

This is a trailer for Enter the Void, the long awaited follow up to Irreversible (2002), by Gaspar Noe - a young french director that has received much critical and theoretical attention, and just as much contention in the reception of his films (and one of the truly intriguing young auteurs of our time). He challenges the visceral limitations of cinema and perception and does not shy away from the notion of "shock" and potential discomfort. While some have declared his recent film a contemporary masterpiece, others have quickly shunned it as a disturbing assault on the senses. I dare say that Noe would relish in the divergent receptions. It first screened at Cannes in 2009 and has been gradually building international buzz through out it's festival run. It has recently been screening at various art houses and theaters throughout major US cities. I can attest to it currently having an extended run in NYC and Austin, and I highly recommend seeking it out in your area. I have no doubt that it will prove to be a truly exhilarating , challenging, and unique cinematic experience. I will be screening it at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in downtown Austin tomorrow night - thoroughly excited - and will post a follow up soon after. I encourage you all to enter the void...

Follow the title link for more info from IFC Films.

Enter The Void - watch in full screen by clicking the tab in the lower right corner.

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