Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Climax previously screened at the Cannes Film Festival to favourable reviews and is being highly anticipated in the Midnight Madness Programme at TIFF ’18 this year. On a cold wintery night, a group of dancers have an all-night rager. However, when they realize their Sangria has been spiked with LSD, all hell breaks loose.
The greatest achievement in Climax is the visceral camerawork of Director Gaspar Noe and the hallucinatory choreography by Nina McNeely. Both work together beautifully to bring the audience into the acid-induced brains of the dancers. Then there is the powerhouse that is Sofiia Boutella who is magnetic as the leader of the dance group.
Climax screens at Sunday, September 9 at 11:59 PM at Ryerson Theatre and Sunday, September 16 at 10 PM at Scotiabank 3.
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