New England Premiere

2019 • France • 53 min.

Director: Gaspar Noé
Screenwriter: Gaspar Noé
Cast: Béatrice Dalle, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Abbey Lee

March 26, 2022 @ 11:59 pm

Brattle Theatre

If VORTEX – elsewhere in the program – represents Gaspar Noé at his most humane, here’s LUX AETERNA to remind you why he’s the enfant terrible of French cinema in a compact, brutal package.

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle are…Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle on the set of a movie they’re making about the witch trials…but something is not right: there are technical hitches, nerves are frayed and the chaos of darkness is slowly creeping in. This will be a final day of shoot that no-one will forget.

Settle in and let these hellish nightmares carry you into the deviant mind of the devilish Noé at his most playful.

Please note that this film contains several sequences with imagery and sustained strobing and flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities.