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FACT presents

Climax [SOLD OUT] [18]

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
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Runtime: 95 minutes mins

Genre: Horror

When members of a dance troupe are lured to an empty school, drug-laced sangria causes their jubilant rehearsal to descend into a dark and explosive nightmare as they try to survive the night and find out who's responsible - before it's too late. Loosely based on the true story of a French dance troupe in the 1990s, “Gaspar Noé’s cinematic dance party will blow your mind” - Gregory Ellwood, Collider.

The 2019 psychological horror directed, written and co-edited by Noé features unusual cinematography choices, including several long takes and one lasting over 42 minutes. The film’s dizzying and psychedelic visuals are energised by it’s on-the-spot improv from the cast, who who were provided no lines of dialogue beforehand and had almost complete liberty as to where to take the story and characters. Produced by A24, the film stars actress and dancer Sofia Boutella.

Doors: 18:30. Screening: 19:00

This event does not include adverts before the screening. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening and the programme will start promptly at 19:00. Please arrive in plenty of time to help our team ensure everyone has a great experience.


Tickets — £6-10


This film was selected by artist Jenkin van Zyl because of its references to queer club culture, hallucinatory film worlds and its descent into an electrifying dance madness. Jenkin’s film, Surrender (on display at FACT from 20 October 2023 - 28 January 2024) draws upon references from Noè’s film, creating an unstable world where suffering and defiance become spectacles for entertainment.

If you like the look of this then you may enjoy Jenkin’s other film choice, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1967) directed by Sydney Pollack and screening on Wednesday 17 January 2024.

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