The teaser-trailer doesn’t want you to forget that this film is a remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo, and that, a few seconds into the teaser, you’ll know it’s going to be a wholly different film. Gone are the original’s unflinchingly deep hues in favor of a more muted palette. It’s safe to assume that Guadagnino, along with screenwriter David Kagjanich, is playing a very different game.
Here’s the film’s synopsis.
As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renown dance company, its artistic director (Tilda Swinton), a young American new to the troupe (Dakota Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.
Being a film prized by hordes of fans, “Suspiria” is one of the most anticipated films of the year—and thusly, potentially the most divisive. Reassuring, though, are the talent involved in its making, from Guadagnino, who made a tender queer drama with last year’s “Call Me By Your Name”, and Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson playing the two key characters in the film. This also serves as a reunion for the two, having worked together on Guadagnino’s “A Bigger Splash”.
No local release date has been announced yet; our friends on the Stateside, however, will be happy to know that the film is only a few months away—November 2nd.