Suspiria

Suspiria ★★★

Suspiria, or the Five Days of Dance Rehearsals

I’m pretty medium on this — parts of it work really well, but the attempts at creating overt parallels to the German Autumn just feel clumsy and distracting. People keep comparing this to Fassbinder, but so much of it feels closer to Salò — particularly the use of architecture and the conceit of using the dance academy as an insular fascist society. The climax is a mess, but I loved seeing Ingrid Caven show up in this.

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