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Vortex
Original title:
Vortex
Slovenian title:
Vorteks
Section:
KINGS & QUEENS
Country, year:
France, Belgium, 2021
Length:
140
Directed by:
Gaspar Noe
Screenplay:
Benoît Debie
Cinematography:
Benoît Debie
Music:
/
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
French
Voting code:
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Cast:
Dario Argento (oče), Françoise Lebrun (mati), Alex Lutz (sin)
Awards:
Locarno 2021, San Sebastian 2021

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Thu, 11.11.2021 11:00 Kinodvor Cinema Buy
Sun, 14.11.2021 21:00 Kino Bežigrad Buy
Sun, 21.11.2021 21:00 Kosovel Hall Buy

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Description:
A solemn, documentary-like depiction of an elderly couple muddling through the last stretch of their time on this planet. Controversial director Gaspar Noé uses the simple formal strategy of a split screen to embody this end-of-life struggle.

The days of a left-wing Franco-Italian couple in Paris are now mostly empty and hopeless to such an extent that a dull moment might turn into the day's highlight as it offers a quick reminder of the "glory" of days gone by. Initially, the male character is even able to crack on with a piece of work: an ambitious book about cinema's relation to the unconscious. The female character, a former psychiatrist, is touched by the dramatic irony of her mind's succumbing to dementia. The couple's son, having their best interests at heart, makes a plea for them to move into an assisted-living facility.

"I imagined a film with an extremely simple narrative, with one person in a state of mental deterioration losing the use of language, and her grandson who has not yet mastered it, as two extremes of this brief experience that is human life." (Gaspar Noé)