Gasper Noé (Irréversible, Enter the Void) plunges us into another technicolour-soaked dream of psychedelics, sex, violence and grandiose intoxication. Sparking controversy at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, Climax is the story of twenty hip-hop dancers who join together for a three-day rehearsal in a remote, closed-down boarding school. Sharing one final dance, they unknowingly convene around a large, LCD-laced bowl of sangria. Quickly, the atmosphere morphs and a strange madness seizes the troupe over the course of the night. Electric, dazzling and purely cinematic.
- Newlyn Filmhouse
France 2018 95m subtitles