Hull Independent Cinema: Vortex

About Hull Independent Cinema: Vortex

Hull Independent Cinema presents…

Dir Gasper Noe | 2021 | France / Belgium | 142 mins | 15 | French with English language subtitles

A retired psychiatrist with dementia and a struggling author with a heart condition live their final days together in an apartment. Director Gaspar Noé uses an intriguing split-screen device to show us each partner’s experiences of and reactions to one another – the wife’s disorientation as she struggles to recognise her husband; the husband’s increasing frustrations at his wife’s deterioration. A vital, painful and ultimately touching depiction of ageing and death.

Starring Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz

Awards & Reviews
Winner: Best Film, Ghent Int’l Film Fest | Winner: Critics Award, Hamburg Film Fest | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize, Best Int’l FIlm, Instanbul Int’l Film Fest

“A relentlessly powerful piece of filmmaking.” – Wendy Ide, The Observer

“It’s a bone-deep sensory immersion that never feels merely sensationalist, anchored by two performances of astonishing commitment and emotional power.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“A formally bold and distinctive drama, employing a meticulous aesthetic design and two superb lead performances to craft a chilling portrait of the end times.” -Nick Shager, The Daily Beast

Programme Details
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Ticket Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. If you purchase a member, student or 25 and under ticket, your membership card, student or personal ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your card or ID we reserve the right to charge the non-discount rate for your ticket.

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