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Psychotropic Visions

MUBI Special

A double bill of controversial cinema which seeks immersion instead of exposition, the sensorial as opposed to the specific. Directed by contemporary provocateurs Gaspar Noé and Nicolas Winding Refn, naturally these films are not for the faint of heart.

Valhalla Rising

Nicolas Winding Refn United Kingdom, 2009


In-between breathtaking moments of knee-jerk violence and oddly cathartic brutality, Nicolas Winding Refn delivers an unhurried and evocative visceral allegory of a Norse warrior (Mads Mikkelsen) surviving heaven, hell, and the 11th century. A sublime, caustic journey into the depths of cruelty.

Enter the Void

Gaspar Noé France, 2009


This week’s double bill is of psychotropic visions from two of modern cinema’s most divisive auteurs. Gaspar Noé’s Tokyo-set audio-visual experience is stunning—a hallucinatory, first-person crawl through the metropolis by night. Enter the Void is cinema at its most phenomenal and visceral.

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