Luca Guadagnino, Italy, USA 2018, 152’
High Life The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Luca Guadagnino tackles his childhood traumas; in his remake of  Suspiria, he revisits Dario Argento's iconic horror film, which scared him to death. Collaborating again with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson (they previously worked together on A Bigger Splash) and working with Małgorzata Bela for the first time, Guadanino does not copy the old master, but retells the story of a young Susie Bannion from a religious Ohio family, who in 1977 went to a Berlin dance school run by Madame Blanc, in his own way. The Madame has now a different plan for Susie than turning her into another ballet dancer. And the evil inside the old school building effectively suppresses voices coming from the outside, warning of the next attack of the Baader-Meinhof Group. Replacing the recordings of the Goblin band with compositions by Thom Yorke, Guadagnino doses the tension to finally allow himself an unfettered explosion, while Johnson boldly keeps up. After seeing this film, nobody will dare mention Christian Gray.

Marta Bałaga


Venice IFF 2018 – La Pellicola d’Oro Award, Soundtrack Stars Award (Best Song)

Luca Guadagnino

Born in 1971 in Palermo, Luca Guadagino spent the early years of his life in Ethiopia, where his father taught history and Italian. He studied in Rome at the University of La Sapienza, where he graduated from two faculties - History and Film Critique (his dissertation is devoted to Jonathan Demme's work). As a director, he gained early renown in 2005 with his adaptation of Melissa Panarello's scandalous novel,  Melissa P. Four years later, his  I Am Love garnered Oscar nominations for best costumes and a Golden Globe for best foreign film.


2005 Melissa P

2009 Jestem miłością  / I Am Love

2015 Nienasyceni / A Bigger Splash

2017 Tamte dni, tamte noce / Call Me By Your Name

2018 Suspiria

Cast & Crew

director Luca Guadagnino
screenplay David Kajganich (based on the original screenplay by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi)
cinematography Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
editing Walter Fasano
music Thom Yorke
cast Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Angela Winkler, Chloë Grace Moretz
producer Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Francesco Melzi D’Eril, Luca Guadagnino, David Kajganich, Marco Morabito, Bradley J. Fischer
production Frenesy Film Company, Videa Spa, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun, Memo Films, Amazon Studios
Polish distributor Kino Świat
language English, German
coloration colour
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