ENTER THE VOID: Exclusive Interview with Gaspar Noe at 42 Sitges Film Festival

ENTER THE VOID Exclusive Interview with Gaspar Noe at 42 Sitges Film Festival 2009

On a cloudy gray lit sky at the 42 Sitges Film Festival with the Mediterranean Sea waves crashing too far to be heard in the distance I found myself sitting across the intense and stirring deep brown eyes of filmmaker Gaspar Noe. On the menu was a quick 8 minute interview to cover his brand new film, Enter the Void.

I had seen the world premiere at Cannes that I was told was still a work in progress that was missing its opening credits and without its final color correction. Going into the morning of the day of my interview I had the chance to finally see the new updated cut of Enter the Void. The opening credits are a whirlwind assault of cool that flicker each credit with violent strobe flashes within 1-3 frames that unfurls at breakneck speeds you would need super super slow motion to ever see them in full. The updated coloring and reworking of the film irons out and fleshes it out in an even more aggressive and organic way. In the history of cinema only 2001 from Stanley Kubrick comes close to the visual journey of Enter the Void. Its fully realized soul exploding trip to glimpses of the afterlife through an unique avatar character point of view fill its running time with wild unyielding splendor, darkness and hope. If this is our life before fleeting before us, Gaspar is perhaps asking, why aren’t we doing more to enjoy it now!?! You have never seen a film like this. You have never experienced a film like this. It’s an uncompromising film from an uncompromising filmmaker that offers audiences up one of the most visionary rides ever crafted. Want to experience life, death and the afterlife through the Gaspar Noe roller-coaster? Then climb aboard and hope it plays at a movie theater near you soon! I’ve seen the new cut twice now and it only keeps getting better.

Table of Contents:

  • Immortality of Cinema
  • Realizing Avatar POV
  • Toughest Scenes to Pull Off
  • Visual Treatment of the Hover Shots
  • Creating Its Stunning Color
  • Difference Between Latest Cut vs Cannes Cut
  • Will Theatrical Cut Be Different?
  • US Distribution?
  • What’s Next?
  • For more on Gaspar be sure to check out his unofficial fan site Le Temps Detruit Tout (www.letempsdetruittout.net).

    Cinema is Dope Coverage of Sitges Film Festival 2009:
    ::: ENTER THE VOID: Exclusive Interview with Gaspar Noe at 42 Sitges Film Festival
    ::: Orphan at 42 Sitges Film Festival: Isabelle Fuhrman & Jaume Collet-Serra
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Part Six
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Part Five
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Official Fantastic In Competition Selection
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Noves Visions Lineup
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Part Four
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Part Three
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Part Two
    ::: Previewing Sitges Film Festival 2009 – Part One

    Sitges Film Festival 2009:
    ::: Official Site
    ::: Sitges Official Facebook Fan Page
    ::: Variety on Sitges ‘09
    ::: ‘Visage’, by Tsai Ming-liang, opens the Noves Visions category
    ::: Malcolm McDowell to receive the Grand Honorary Award at the opening, which will moved up to October 1st
    ::: [REC]2 to open Sitges 09
    ::: Alien is the inspiration for Sitges 09
    ::: The latest and most eagerly awaited genre films at Official Fantàstic Section
    ::: Animation, international variants of horror and 3D film
    ::: Sitges 09 will be recalling certain flashes from the 80’s

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