Browning Cinema

Suspiria (2018)

January 25 - 26, 2019
Suspiria New at the Browning
New at the Browning
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
With Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick
Rated R, 152 minutes, DCP
In English and German with English subtitles

Dario Argento’s 1977 grand guignol had a simple-yet-effective transatlantic storyline: an American dancer joins a German dance company where she meets the horrors traditional to the Italian giallo, a genre to which Argento is a godfather. The 2018 version has different choreography but the song remains the same.

Susie Bannon (Dakota Johnson) leaves her Mennonite American home and travels to 1977 Berlin amid the Baader-Meinhof attacks to join a ballet school headed by Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) and her coven looking to resuscitate an all-powerful but dying witch. Updated with some grotesqueries befitting David Cronenberg and pulsating choreography by Damien Jalet, the new version of the classic certainly ups the shock and awe of the original while fractalizing its themes of motherhood, masochism, and intergenerational violence.

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