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Trailer for Gaspar Noé’s hallucinatory “CLIMAX” dances in

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Director Gaspar Noé (I STAND ALONE, IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID) brings another cinematic provocation to the screen with CLIMAX, currently freaking out festival audiences. A new trailer has been released by U.S. distributor A24; see it after the jump, along with the poster.

CLIMAX, which next plays the Toronto International Film Festival with a Stateside release date to be announced, stars Sofia Boutella (THE MUMMY, ATOMIC BLONDE) and a cast of professional dancers. The synopsis: “A troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they’ve been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown.” Stay tuned for word of a U.S. date.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.