Oscar®-nominated director Luca Guadagnino's (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, I AM LOVE) daring reinterpretation of Dario Argento's horror classic stars Dakota Johnson as young American dancer Susie Bannion. When Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, she stuns the troupe's famed choreographer, Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), with her raw talent. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company's female directors of being witches. As rehearsals intensify for the final performance of the company's signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie's purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company's dark secrets enlists the help of another dancer (Mia Goth), who probes the depths of the studio's hidden underground chambers, where horrific discoveries await. Featuring a haunting soundtrack by Thom Yorke and a stunning triple performance by Swinton (see if you can spot her!), SUSPIRIA became one of the most talked-about highbrow horror films of 2018. (Note adapted from Amazon Studios.) DIR/PROD Luca Guadagnino; SCR/PROD David Kajganich; PROD Bradley J. Fischer, Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, Silvia Venturini Fendi. Italy/U.S., 2018, color, 152 min. In English, German and French with English subtitles. RATED R
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