Suspiria

Suspiria ★★★★½

Wow. Just wow. Unlike Dario Argento’s 1977’s Suspira, Guadagnina’s reimagining is less brightly coloured aesthetically but definitely doesn’t lack the intensity or character in any way…… The cinematography is just so simple yet so beautifully muted and striking… I was glued instantly…

I must admit, I didn’t understand 100% of what was unfolding, mostly in the closing scenes. But when Witchery is involved, I’m assuming a lot of it is literally magic…?! So It didn’t bother me too much, I got the main jist of things. 

The visuals and editing was just so jarring but oh so effective. This film put me on edge and morphed my brain around in spirals.

I have to mention…. The dancing / cursed scene in the first act where the main lead was dancing so intensely which magically forced a girl into the most unnatural, horrifying bodily positions…. This scene will stay with me for a long time. It happened so quickly yet all at the same time, happened to slow down reality so much so- you finally emerge back to the light of the world outside of your tv screen… enchanted, confused and a little grossed out. Woah. 

I love a remake of a film that doesn’t completely steal all the limelight away from its predecessor. LG has really managed to re-imagine 1977’s Suspiria almost it being completely independent in itself. 

A film this year that has really moved & clung to me in the 7 months of 2021. Masterpiece.

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