First Look: Gaspar Noe's Cannes Film Enter the Void
French filmmaker Gaspar Noé may only have made two films so far, but anyone who has seen either of them know that he's quite a profound director. Both I Stand Alone and Irréversible premiered at Cannes in 1998 and 2002, respectively, and it was just announced yesterday that Gaspar Noe's latest film titled Enter the Void will be premiering at this year's Cannes Film Festival as well. These photos primarily come from the official website that recently launched - SoudainleVide.com. A few of them are quite trippy, but that's because part of the film is a hallucination, and that's just the beginning. Read on to see the photos.
For those wondering what this is about, I've provided a synopsis beneath the photos that I created by combining a translation of the synopsis on the website and another translated explanation of the plot.
Enter the Void stars newcomer Nathaniel Brown as Oscar and Paz de la Huerta as his sister Linda. Now living in Tokyo, Oscar sells drugs to survive while Linda works as a stripper. Oscar is set-up and betrayed by his friend and fatally shot in a police raid. His spirit, faithful to the promise made with his sister to protect no matter what, struggles to leave the real world. Through the last moments of his life we see him leave his body and oversee everything happening simultaneously in the lives of his sister Linda and his friends. Past, present and future mix in a hallucinatory maelstrom that becomes increasingly chaotic and nightmarish.
This is one of my top priorities at Cannes, so I'm sure you'll hear plenty more on this in May. On the way over to France, I'm planning on watching I Stand Alone and Irréversible to catch up with Gaspar Noé.