Here is the new official trailer for Lux Æterna, Gaspar Noé’s “stylistically daring” film with a “metafictional twist” starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle playing a fictional version of themselves making a film about witches. Also starring in the film are Abbey Lee, Karl Glusman, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull and Félix Maritaud.
The film reportedly emerged from an assignment to direct a 15-minute commercial for Yves Saint Laurent, and director Noé was unable to constrain his creativity to meet the needs of the legendary fashion house, so he turned the project into a 50-minute mockumentary about a film shoot gone wrong.
Lux Æterna premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and opens in New York on May 6 followed by LA on May 13, with a national rollout to follow.
Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on a film set telling stories about witches. Technical problems and psychotic outbreaks gradually plunge the shoot into chaos.
The trailer comes with a warning: “This film contains extended sequences of flashing lights that may impact people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised”.
Watch the official trailer for Lux Æterna.