EXPAT CINEMA: VORTEX
We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. The provocateur has shocked us with a change of pace: an extraordinary midnight movie that follows an elderly couple’s pained last steps in their Paris apartment.
Presented in split screen, VORTEX tells the story of an aging couple in a Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia, the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his own significant personal problems. With this film, Director Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Climax, Irreversible) delivers a career best, finding a level of compassion and tenderness that sacrifices none of the visual excitement that has marked his best work.