Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Auteurs #48: Gaspar Noe

Among one of the most controversial filmmakers to emerge from the world of New French Extremity, Gaspar Noe is someone who isn’t afraid to push buttons nor afraid to push the limits of what to say in cinema. Though he doesn’t make films frequently due to the fact that few are willing to fund his films which are graphic and provocative. Even as he is willing to go into great detail into displaying explicit and, sometimes, realistic sex into films but also say something more about the world at its ugliest. At the same time, Noe is also willing to push the boundaries of cinema on a technical scale that shows that there’s a lot more to him than his persona as an enfant terrible.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 27, 1963, Noe was the son of one of Argentina’s most artistic figures in Luis Felipe Noe who was a famous writer, intellect, and artist. Through his father, Noe would discover all forms of art as cinema became his first love after seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at the age of 7. Noe would discover many films and filmmakers growing up as he would go to France to attend the Louis Lumiere College as he discovered a lot of films during that time. Among them was an Austrian serial killer film called Angst by Gerald Kargl where its usage of violence and terror excited Noe. After graduating from college, Noe would spend much of the mid-to-late 80s honing his craft as a filmmaker while working as an assistant director projects based in France and Argentina.

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