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Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ Gets Canadian Theatrical Release

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Exclusive

By: MADDI MCGILVRAY

Gaspar Noé’s Climax, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and captivated audiences during a sold-out screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, is coming to Canadian screens on March 1st. This exciting news is accompanied by a new theatrical trailer and poster from Raven Banner, which gives us a taste of the madness we can expect.

Climax is the latest film from director Gaspar Noé. Known for pushing cinematic extremes to new heights, Noé has built a career on provocation with shockers such as Irreversible, Enter the Void, and I Stand Alone. Noé is back with Climax, a trippy film about a group of young dancers who, during an all-night celebration, discover their cups of sangria have been laced with potent LSD.

Films like these demand to be seen on the big screen. All confirmed Canadian venues and dates are listed here (more will be added by the end of the week):

March 1
Toronto – TIFF Bell Lightbox (one-week engagement)
Calgary – Globe Cinema (one-week engagement)
Montreal – Cinema du Parc (one-week engagement)
Montreal – Cinéma Beaubien (one-week engagement)
Quebec City – Cinéma Le Clap (one-week engagement)
Ottawa – ByTowne Cinema (March 1 – 4)
Vancouver – Vancity Theatre (March 1-3)

March 4
Vancouver – Rio Theatre (one-week engagement)

March 8
Ottawa – Mayfair Theatre (one-week engagement)

March 9
Saskatoon – Broadway Theatre

March 14
Edmonton – Metro Cinema

For more on Climax and Noé’s controversial career, check out Rue Morgue’s exclusive interview with the provocateur in our November/December issue (#185).

Maddi McGillvray
Maddi is the Editorial Assistant at Rue Morgue Magazine. She is also a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University, where she writes extensively on the horror genre. Maddi is completing her doctoral dissertation on women working in horror. She is also currently writing book chapters titled "Fleshy Female Corporealities: The Cannibal Films of the New French Extremity" as well as "To Grandmother’s House We Go: Documenting the Aging Female Body in Found Footage Horror Films."