Lux Æterna (2022)

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Director: Gaspar Noé Run Time: 51 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Abbey Lee, Béatrice Dalle, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clara 3000, Karl Glusman

Country: France
Language: French, English, Danish

About the film:

Premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Director Gaspar Noé turned an assignment to make a 15-minute commercial for Yves Saint Laurent into a 50-minute essay on cinema, the love of film, and on-set hysterics. Actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle play fictional versions of themselves making a film about witches, but technical problems and psychotic outbreaks gradually plunge the film into chaos.

“wry comedy about filmmaking’s collaborative nature… a naughty look at what can happen when branded content flies off the rails… art thrives on chaos, and Noé wouldn’t have it any other way”

—Eric Kohn for IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Born in Argentina, Gaspar Noé studied film at the La École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris. In 1991 his medium-length Carne won the SACD award at the Cannes Semaine de la Critque. In 1998 he participated in the same section with his first feature film, Seul contre tous, followed in 2002 by Irréversible, a competitor for the Palme d’Or, like Enter the Void in 2009. In 2012 he participated in the anthology film 7 días en La Habana. He returned to Cannes out of competition, with Love in 2015, Lux Aeterna in 2019, and, as part of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, with Climax in 2018. In 2021, Vortex premiered in the Cannes Premiere section.

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