Luca Guadagnino tips into perverse horror, reimagining Dario Argento’s 1977 occult classic Suspiria in “six acts and an epilogue set in a divided Berlin.” A young American ballet dancer (Dakota Johnson) uncovers nightmarish evil at a prestigious dance academy. Tilda Swinton plays Madame Blanc, the troupe’s fierce artistic director, and Chloë Grace Moretz is a dancer driven mad by radicals. This dark and hideous vision, in which ecstatic dance and debauched violence reveal the brutality of human nature, is a radically feminine witch tale. Set to a mesmerizing score by Thom Yorke of Radiohead. 2018, DCP, 152 min.
Luca Guadagnino: Suspiria
This Walker Dialogue and Retrospective program is made possible by generous support from Anita Kunin and the Kunin family.