New England Premiere
2021 • France, Belgium • 140 min.
Director: Gaspar Noé
Screenwriter: Gaspar Noé
Cast: Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz
March 26, 2022 @ 9:00 pm
Gaspar Noé delivers perhaps the most humane film of his career to date with VORTEX following the descent into old age of a couple who are slowly dissolving and decaying before their very own eyes.
Dario Argento plays an elderly film critic and academic who is desperately trying to finish one final book before old age can claim him entirely. Simultaneously, his doctor wife is losing the battle with dementia, her remaining days a mixture of confusion and merely repeated routines. Meanwhile their son, despite his intense love for his parents, watches their descent almost helplessly, trying to battle his own demons in order to take care of his young son.
VORTEX is a cinematic masterpiece that captures the true horror of being alive—the fleeting nature of life that, before we even realize, is already over.