There are few filmmakers quite like Gaspar Noé. The French director, renowned for bushing boundaries, in a confrontational, creative way, is back with Vortex, one of his more understated offerings, and yet one that is no less challenging for the viewer. To mark the film’s release we had the pleasure of speaking to the director on Zoom, as he talks about spending so much time in this claustrophobic apartment that makes up the backdrop for this suffocating drama. He talks about the importance of the film’s set design, his decision to shoot this in split screen, and why he feels it’s important to explore the notion of death in an open and honest manner. He also speaks about directing the legendary Dario Argento – and how he convinced the Italian auteur to sign on to the project, while he discusses what may be next, in this always-surprising career.
Watch the full interview with Gaspar Noé here:
A retired psychiatrist with dementia and a struggling author with a heart condition live their final days together in an apartment.
VORTEX is in UK and Irish cinemas now. For more information, please head to https://vortexfilm.co.uk/