CINEWORLD MAIN SCREENS
8.45 & 9.15 PM 27 AUGUST
Director: Gaspar Noé. With: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Giselle Palmer. France 2018. 95 mins.
UK PREMIERE - The Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2018 sensation, which the entertainment bible Variety called “FAME directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam”, finds French extreme cinema’s incorrigible wild child Gaspar Noé at the peak of his confrontational and hypnotically mesmerising powers. A young dance troupe rehearse for an upcoming American tour in a dingy school assembly hall. But someone spikes the mid-session break drinks with LSD and soon A Chorus Line Heaven becomes nightclubbed Hell in an escalating nightmare of intense emotions and apocalyptic actions. Based on true events, this throbbing whirling dervish is IRREVERSIBLE Noé’s Disco Inferno via Dante’s.