CANNES, France - The Croisette has been awash in semen since the midnight premiere screening of the new Gaspar Noé film LOVE. The director of ENTER THE VOID and I STAND ALONE said during a sparsely-attended press conference today that he submitted the film to fest a week after the April selection announcement. That this was going to be in 3D was a mystery, even to the filmmaker. Vincent Maraval ... more >
CANNES gets some LOVE
Gaspar Noé partnering up with Ryan Gosling?
Interesting bit of news out of the tweetosphere today: Bret Easton Ellis, who's probably the second busiest user of Twitter after worldwide revolutionaries, has mentioned Drive actor Ryan Gosling meeting with Irreversible director Gaspar Noé, possibly concerning shooting the screen adaptation of The Golden Suicides, a Vanity Fair article about the double suicide of artist and socialite Theresa ... more >
CANNES FESTIVAL | Gaspar Noé gets booed then, standing ovation
Two hours and a half. That's how long Enter the Void, the new film by Gaspar Noe, lasts. The world premiere for Noe's film took place in a packed Lumiere theatre, and I get the feeling that people applauded themselves for managing to hang on until the end of the film. Noe's approach was a lot more clear in his previous films; he created a universe and invited us in. "Enter the Void" is a ... more >
The first thirty minutes of Gaspar Noé's "Irreversible" had a background noise added which hovers around the 28 hz frequency. This type of frequency causes nausea, sickness and vertigo in humans; this might help explain the numerous walkouts on the festival circuit the year the film came out (2002; San Sebastian, Cannes)--though there were other reasons (fire extinguisher, anyone?). ... more >