140 mins - France 2021 - Subtitles - Dir: Gaspar Noé
Starring: Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun and Alex Lutz
Presented in split screen, Vortex tells the story of an ageing couple in a Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia, the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his own significant personal problems. With this film, director Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Climax, Irreversible) delivers a career best, finding a level of compassion and tenderness that sacrifices none of the visual excitement that has marked his best work.
“With its uncommonly human touch and restless, unflinching visual aesthetic, Vortex might well be Noe's finest and most thoughtful work” The Wrap