Thursday Cinema
"What is normal, anyway?"

Salt Beyoğlu

December 1, 2022 19.00

Climax 01 <i>Climax</i> (2018) filminden bir kare
Still from Climax (2018)
Climax (2018)
Director: Gaspar Noé
Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schøtt
97 minutes
French; Turkish subtitles

Set in the mid-1990s, the film follows twenty street dancers coming together for a three-day rehearsal in an abandoned boarding school located in the middle of a forest. The final night of rehearsals is a success, but the troupe’s celebratory after-party takes a dark turn. A strange madness begins to seize them, sending each of the dancers into agitated, confused, and psychotic states fueled by fear and paranoia. Although it seems obvious that they have been drugged, they neither know by whom nor why.

Climax by Gaspar Noé is part musical, part psychological horror that offers a dizzying cinematic experience with its enthralling scenes shot in long and continuous takes. The film premiered at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018, and was given the Art Cinema Award.

The screening will take place on Thursday, December 1 at 19.00 in Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema.

This film contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. Only suitable for people aged 18 or older.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019, films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.