Monday, March 28, 2011
-Rick Groen, GLOBE AND MAIL
"Noe's summation is an ideological sucker-punch from a filmmaker who gets off on abusive relationships."
-Wesley Morris, BOSTON GLOBE
"Is there a point to this spew, a cry against the mongrel violence of men? Or is Noe merely a sadist who enjoys inflicting ugly, pitiless images on his audience?"
-Edward Guthmann, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
One of the most controversial and infamous films, IRREVERSIBLE continues Gaspar Noe's attempts to alienate his audience. Based on the premise that 'time destroys everything,' IRREVERSIBLE employs a backward narration that reimagines the genre of the rape-revenge film. Combining images and sounds that irritate and trouble, Noe assaults the spectator. Now a cult film, its original release united debates over its sexual violence, censorship, and artistic expression.
Suggested Secondary Screenings: 5x2 (Francois Ozon, 2004) and MEMENTO (Christopher Nolan, 2000)