We’re still waiting here in the States to see Gaspar Noe’s previous collaboration with Saint Laurent, Lux Æterna, which premiered in Cannes in 2019, but the fashion house has just dropped a new short by the French director that’s well worth a late-night watch. Starring Charlotte Rampling and a group of models — Anok Yai, Antonia Przedpelski, Assa Baradji, Aylah Mae Peterson, Clara Deshayes, Grace Hartzel, Kim Schell, Mica Arganaraz, Miriam Sanchez, Sora Choi, and Stefania Cristian — the film begins a model’s frenzied run through crimson-lit woods at night (a not to Suspiria, perhaps, as well as Last House on the Left) before settling into a series of hypnotic and arresting split-screen compositions in a grand theater. Also making an appearance: the brief frames of black punctuating edits that Noe used to great effect in Carne and I Stand Alone. It’s all scored to Sebastian’s version of Giorgio Moroder/Donna Summer hit, I Feel Love. Watch here at the link or above.
Scott Macaulay2021-01-03 00:29:06filmmakermagazine.com