Seven years after the Official In-Competition Selection of Irreversible, which had a huge impact on the audience, Gaspar Noé is back in Cannes with a "psychedelic melodrama" entitled Enter the Void.
In this film, Noé follows the close bond between Oscar and Linda, a brother and sister who have moved to Tokyo together. One night, in a police raid on a nightclub, Oscar is wounded by gunfire. As his life slowly ebbs away, he is haunted by chaotic, nightmarish visions. Past, present, and future are blended in a hallucinatory maelstrom.
"This is an idea I've had for a while, before Carne or Seul contre tous," Gaspar Noé says. "I've written it over the past fifteen years and I couldn't even tell you how many drafts I've done. The first were much more narrative and linear, while the later drafts were much more abstract and euphoric. Irreversible was kind of a trial run for this project, where I tested ideas with flying cameras and long takes."