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Director Gaspar Noé’s controversial drama Love made its debut earlier this year at Cannes before making the rounds through the festival circuit, most recently playing in Toronto and Athens. Now, audiences all around the world will get a chance to glimpse this 3D, X-rated love story thanks to the premiere of the first trailer.
Starring Karl Glusman as Murphy, a lovesick young man who wakes up on New Year’s Day to learn that his ex-girlfriend Electra (Aomi Muyock) has been missing for months, Love follows his journey over the course of a long, rainy day as he reflects back on the two years he spent with the love of his life. The trailer gives a relatively safe-for-work peek into Murphy’s memories, but the full feature is reportedly much more graphic. However, this first taste gives a good sense of the visual style and somewhat erratic and non-linear storytelling. Despite its marketing touting the film’s 3D and X-rating, our own Phil Brown called Love “the softest of the director’s movies. Go figure.”
Love opens in NYC on October 30th and hits additional markets and online November 6th.
Love made its controversial World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Shot in stereoscopic 3D, Love is Noé’s semi-autobiographic, heavily graphic, and most narratively ambitious film since his 2009 tour de force Enter the Void.
The film follows Murphy, who wakes in his apartment one New Year’s Day to a frantic call from his ex-girlfriend’s mother. His ex, Electra, has been missing for months and her mother fears the worst. Over the course of a long, rainy day, Murphy finds himself alone in his apartment, reminiscing about the greatest love affair of his life—the two years he spent with Electra.
For more on Love, be sure to check out some of our recent coverage provided at the links below:
- Gaspar Noé Talks ‘Love’, His X-Rated Erotic 3D Drama at TIFF 2015
- ‘Love’ Review: Gaspar Noe’s X-Rated Experiment | TIFF 2015