Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Enter the Void

You really really must see Enter the Void if you are:

a) a Buddhist
b) a speculative realist
c) having a pulse

It is everything I like about speculative realism and Buddhism condensed into a very powerful movie. Horrifying and sad and wonderful, and outrageous. An animal lover pointed me in the right direction. Haven't even finished seeing it yet but you can bet I'll be writing about it, over and over again.

It's called Enter the Void people. Enter the fucking Void!

5 comments:

Michael- said...

I saw the film just before x-mas and remember thinking I should have ate mushrooms before watching to get the full effect.

I really liked the movie, but I could not get over the feeling I was being duped by the 'out-of-body' cinematography as it generates an acute sense of being at the whim of a wannabe omniscient director/filmmaker. The lack of an embodied perspective does not sit well with my anthropological leanings…

Fantasy is fun but reality is consequential.

seanpdudley said...

I saw Enter the Void last year (as well as director Gaspar Noe's Irreversible) and I really can't stress enough how soul-scrapingly powerful that film is. Talk about Unhappy Consciousness!

Nick Guetti said...

It's instantly available on Netflix, too. I haven't seen it yet, but now I will. Tim, I think you'd also really like a Japanese film called Matango. A bunch of people get shipwrecked on an island and turned into mushrooms.

Alicia Sands said...

Gaspar Noe has to be the most interesting director around these days. The ending of "Irreversible"
somehow made up for its beginning. And "Enter the Void" was quite a trip.

Alicia Sands said...

Gaspar Noe has to be the most interesting director around these days. The ending of "Irreversible"
somehow made up for its beginning. And "Enter the Void" was quite a trip.