Saturday, May 28, 2011
Gaspar Noe, the ballsy filmmaker behind such light comedies as I Stand Alone and Irreversible has turned his attention to The Tibetan Book of the Dead and entheogens such as datura and DMT. The result is Enter the Void, which is a delightful cocktail made from equal parts Jacob's Ladder and Naqoyqatsi.
Like all of Noe's films, Enter the Void is technically beautiful and powerfully moody; also like his other films it rubs your nose in the dismaying dogshit of life. But it's beautiful too, and is perhaps the most lush visual treat I've experienced since In the Mood for Love. Highly recommended.