Very few films this year have received as much controversial buzz as Gaspar Noés Enter the Void. Leaving audiences in awe from Cannes to Sundance, the movie has gained equally vocal fans and detractors along the way. It stars Nathaniel Brown and Boardwalk Empires Paz de la Huerta as a pair of codependent orphans. Owing as much to the Tibetan Book of the Dead as it does to 2001: A Space Odyssey, the film explores the aftermath of one young mans death during a hallucinogenic club scene in Tokyo. If the story doesnt grab you, see it for its innovative cinematography. The camera takes the place of the young mans wandering soul, darting over a brightly lit Tokyo skyline into the citys seedy underground.
This Friday, make up your own mind about the film when it screens at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. In typical Noé fashion, theres plenty of graphic portrayals of sex, violence, and drug use (after all, this is the same French filmmaker behind Irréversible, a movie with a nine-minute rape scene). Squeamish moviegoers might want to find a different void to enter.
Mondays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: Dec. 3. Continues through Dec. 9, 2010