An acclaimed, intoxicating and overwhelming film in which a dance rehearsal goes completely out of hand. Director Gaspar Noé (Irréversible) surpasses himself and made a film that puts everything you saw last year in his shadow. Join our host Katie for network drinks after the film!
A group of virtuoso dancers gather in a remote school building to rehearse. They are on tour in the US. It’s the 90s. The rehearsal is a phenomenal and unforgettable dance performance, which turns into a party to celebrate their upcoming success. The energy is high, the dancers are excited, before they realize that there is LSD in the Sangria. From then on, everything goes completely out of hand. All stages are traversed with a sensual, cinematic energy that probably only Noé can create. It is almost unbelievable that this film was made in just 15 days. The dancers are not all professional actors, but still shine like an eclectic and hypnotic collective. The way the camera seamlessly flows and interacts with the physical expression of the dancers is wonderful, contagious and compelling.
Climax was one of the most discussed and acclaimed films of the past Cannes Film Festival and won the first prize in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.