Presented in split screen, VORTEX tells the story of an aging couple in a
Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia,
the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own
declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his
own significant personal problems. With this film, Director Gaspar Noé
(Enter the Void, Climax, Irreversible) delivers a career best, finding a
level of compassion and tenderness that sacrifices none of the visual
excitement that has marked his best work.