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