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IFC Center
Friday, Feb 10, 2023 8:00 PM
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Admission General Admission - $17.00
Admission Child - $14.00
Admission Senior - $14.00

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New 35mm print, screening Fri Feb 10-Sun Feb 12 only!

Screenings Mon Feb 13-Thu Feb 16 on DCP

Playing in conjunction with the release of his new edit, IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT, the original version of Noé's dark masterpiece is as shocking as ever. 

“A tour-de-force… IRREVERSIBLE pitches you straight into the abyss, revealing Cassel pounded to a pulp and his assailant’s head staved in with a fire extinguisher; then it swivels into the past, negotiating the real-time agony of Bellucci being raped in an underpass, regressing ever backwards into the chaste light of earlier that day. Rest assured it all ends happily ever before. The title doesn’t merely toy with the idea of undoing time, corruption, ruin and such shackles; it also brandishes the suggestion that the film itself poses a cinematic breach, a taboo-torching dereliction of no return. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but there’s no denying Noé’s investment in the shock strategy of extreme realism, nor his virtuosity in the practice.” – Time Out (London)

Please note: this film includes flashing lights and strobe effects, along with graphic depictions of violence and sexual assault. Viewer discretion is advised.

Previously screened as part of the series Too Much Is Never Enough: The Films of Gaspar Noé, April 22-28

Previously screened in July 2014 as part of of the series Time Regained: Cinema’s Present Perfect in honor of the release of Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD

Film Details
Running Time:99
Language:In French with English subtitles
Director:Gaspar NoƩ
Cast:Monica Bellucci
Vincent Cassel
Albert Dupontel
Accessibility:Assistive Listening