Gaspar Noe’s Enter The Void To Melt Civic Screen
For all those seeking a ‘unique experience’ at this years New Zealand International Film Festival, Incredibly Strange is proud to present ENTER THE VOID, director Gaspar Noé’s massive, hallucinogenic follow-up to the critically acclaimed (and reviled) IRREVERSIBLE. For one Auckland screening only at the Mighty Civic.
Incredibly Strange’s Ant Timpson is excited and nervous about the upcoming screening.
“The film has the potential to alienate and polarise many of the audience. I suspect many heated discussions exploding as the curtain comes down. Some will be seeking revenge for it being programmed, while others will be heralding the work as a new form of cinema. Whatever happens, cinephiles will be arguing about it for some time to come”.
Manohla Dargis of The New York Times had this to say about the controversial film,
“What largely distinguishes it, beyond the stunning cinematography, is that this is the work of an artist who’s trying to show us something we haven’t seen before, even while he liberally samples images and ideas from Stanley Kubrick and the entirety of American avant-garde cinema. The grungy milieu and calculated shocks might have been designed to make you flee – even while your attention is tethered to the camera – but, really, these aren’t the point. The point is the filmmaking.”
Patrons are warned that the film may cause some disorientation and are advised not to take any mind-altering substances before arrival. The director has stated that the film itself is an intoxicant and therefore any additional substances may affect the viewers immersion into the world of THE VOID.
Venue: THE CIVIC, THE EDGE, Auckland
Date: Sun 25 Jul 2010 8:15pm
Run Time : 156m