Gaspar Noé

Started by MacGuffin, October 19, 2011, 08:03:57 AM

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QuoteCourtesy of distributor Altered Innocence, Gaspar Noé's scandalous director's cut, entitled "Irréversible: Straight Cut," will open theatrically on February 10th in Los Angeles (Landmark's Nuart Theatre), New York City (IFC Center), A restored version of the original film will play concurrently in select cities, and makes for an interesting double feature.

Nearly 20 years after the original film's release, Noé world "Irréversible: Straight Cut" at the Venice Film Festival in 2019, and this release marks the U.S. theatrical premiere of his radically revised director's cut.

"Until now, "Irreversible" was a deliberate puzzle," Noé said of his innovative new cut. "Presented clockwise, everything is clear and also darker, making it easier to identify with the characters and understand the tale unfolding. The same story is no longer a tragedy; this time, it is a drama that brings out the psychology of the characters and the mechanisms that lead some of them to a murderous barbarity. While "Irreversible" has sometimes been wrongly perceived as a 'rape and revenge' B movie, here the deadly outcome is all the more depressing. "Irreversible: Straight Cut" can be more easily seen as a fable on the contagion of barbarity and the command of the reptilian brain over the rational mind. This new cut is another film. You will see. Time reveals all things."