After Heredity and Midsommar, Ari Aster’s new nightmare promises to be crazy

The new genius of horror cinema, Ari Aster, will return with Disappointment Blvd.a dark and horrifying comedy starring Joaquin Phoenix.

With only two feature films to his credit, Ari Aster is already one of the most promising names in horror cinema. If the disturbing and evil Heredity had already conquered the press and the spectators, the scenario writer made everyone agree with Midsommara horror film as brilliant as it is nightmarish that quickly became an emblem of “elevated horror”, a subgenre that reconciles horror and visual experimentation.

After these first two very noticed and appreciated films, Ari Aster decided to stay with A24 for his next film named Disappointment Blvd.. In this new work, the filmmaker should offer the intimate portrait of a successful entrepreneur played by none other than Joaquin Phoenix. If the information is still missing and no image has yet been revealed, apart from a stolen photo that we will let you look for, the only information we already have is rather (very) attractive.

When we are asked to keep smiling when there is still no release date

If the cast of the film is already promising, since we will find there the star of Broadway Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane, Stephen McKinley Henderson (Dunes) or even Parker Posey. And at their side, we will also find the French actor Denis Ménochet, excellent in Up to the hilt and soon on the poster of the superb As Bestas, the new film by Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Madre, El Reino).

And justly, Denis Ménochet said a little more about Disappointment Blvd. in an interview with the magazine CinemaTeaser in issue 113, and what he says is particularly exciting:

“I loved Heredity, so I was very curious to see how it was going to go on set. And it was crazy. Really, there are shots in this movie that will bring everyone down. J can’t wait to see it. The tone of the movie looks crazy. It felt like it was constantly mixing genres to get to a place in the cinema that no one had been to before. I think Disappointment Blvd. is going invent his own genre: the Ari Aster movie.”

Inglourious Basterds: photo, Denis MenochetWe all bow down to Denis Ménochet

According to the words of the actor, here in promotion for peter von kant François Ozon’s new film (yes, he shoots a lot), Disappointment Blvd. might just be as impressive as expected. If obviously the actor was not going to say the opposite, what he evokes concerning the mixture of genres is quite enticing. However, for the moment, it is difficult to know when the feature film will be able to be released in theaters.

According to the website World of Real, the film should be 3h30, an inadmissible duration for A24 who would refuse to distribute the film if Ari Aster does not cut a part of it. We therefore hope that Ari Aster will manage to release his film despite its compromising duration or that he will find common ground with A24 and that a release date will soon be known sinceIn the last news, Disappointment Blvd. should arrive before the end of 2022a deadline that could therefore be postponed.


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