Gaspar Noé is undoubtedly one of the most interesting filmmakers working today, and his latest production Climax is a testament to this fact. We sat down with the Argentine during the London-leg of his promotional tour, as we asked where the idea for this creative, indelible film first spawned from.

We then got onto the subject of the film’s sort-of-protagonist (it’s an ensemble piece) Sofia Boutella, and what she brought to proceedings, while we asked about the decision to have this movie take place in the 1990s, despite it all being set in the confines of one building. We ended our intriguing chat by discussing his next feature – and given this filmmaker’s talents and eclectic range of movies – it’s something we were naturally fascinated to find out.

Watch the full interview below:


Young dancers gather in a remote and empty school building to rehearse on a cold and wintry night. The all-night celebration soon turns into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their sangria is laced with LSD.

Climax is released in cinemas on September 22nd