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Posted on: April 13th, 2022

Provocateur Gaspar Noé (Climax) is back with Lux Æterna, and be warned—the film and its trailer are not for those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in Lux Æterna, which is set to release in theatres this May. Abbey Lee, Karl Glusman, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, and Félix Maritaud also star. Here’s the plot synopsis:

“Lux Aeterna takes place backstage of a French film production, often utilizing split-screens to follow two characters at once. Charlotte Gainsbourg, acting as herself, plays the film’s—and the film-within-a-film’s—leading role of an actress taking on the role of a witch burned at the stake while French actress Beatrice Dalle, playing a version of herself as well, takes on the on-screen role of director. The film progresses with mounting tension as the set descends into aggressive chaos—both in style, form, and plot.”

We gave Lux Æterna a 3.5-star review out of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, calling it a “beautiful, stress-inducing nightmare.” Check out the trailer below, but seriously heed the warning at the start.

Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)

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