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Vortex

classified 15 S
Film

Fri 13 - Thu 26 May

Director
Gaspar Noé
Cast
Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz
Details
140 mins, Subtitled, 2021, France
Primary language
French

In a radical departure from his previous films, provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter The Void, Climax) tenderly takes us into the everyday life of an ageing couple coming to terms with old age, dementia and death.

Legendary Italian horror director Dario Argento and French acting icon Françoise Lebrun star as an elderly married couple separated emotionally and visually (by split screen) as the wife’s dementia progresses, the husband’s health declines, and an entire life built together beings to slowly come undone and the pair start to lose their grip on reality…

Inspired by Noé’s near-fatal brain haemorrhage in 2020, the contemplative and fragile Vortex has been described as his take on Michael Haneke’s Amour, but in his own signature style.

As the film's tagline goes: life is a short party that will soon be forgotten.

  • Screenings of Vortex on Wed 25 May are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

AD
Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed