Trailer for Gaspar Noe's CLIMAX Looks Vibrantly, Exotically Wild; Hitting Theaters 3/1

Gaspar Noé is polarizing, yes. He is also one of the most eclectic, exciting directors of the modern era of film. From Irreversible, one of the most controversial films of it’s time (and even currently) to the daring and original Enter the Void, Noé has stories to tell and he’s never going to tell it the same way.

Now, enter Climax. The early buzz as the film makes its way through the festival circuit is that while it may not be for everyone, it’s definitely one hell of a ride. A24 has been quoted as claiming Climax as a “Satanic Step Up” and I don’t know if three words have ever been so randomly strung together to have me instantly intrigued. Check out some of the deets below and mark 3/1 down as a day that will be nothing if not interesting.

Written and directed By: Gaspar Noé

Starring: Sofia Boutella

Release Date: March 1, 2018 (Limited with expansion to follow)

Running Time: 96 minutes

Rating: R

From director Gaspar Noé (IrreversibleEnter the VoidLove) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night.

In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers; Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they've been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. Starring Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) and a cast of professional dancers, Climax is Noé's most brazen and visionary statement yet.