Magazine article Variety

The Old Man and the See

Magazine article Variety

The Old Man and the See

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A glowing Luca Guadagnino held court at Saturday's press conference in Venice for his radical re-imagining of Dario Argento's classic chiller "Suspiria," where it became quite clear that Tilda Swinton plays two parts in the film - one an elderly man - though she vehemently denied it.

To some giggles in the audience, Swinton read out a statement supposedly from Lutz Edersdorf, the actor credited as playing psychoanalyst Jozef Klemperer and listed on IMDb as an 82-year-old man born in Munich, but who is widely believed to be Swinton herself.

When asked about the alleged ruse directly, she looked stonyfaced and said she did not play him. Her credited role is of Madame Blanc, the artistic director of the dance academy where creepy and gory things happen, including the disappearance of various students.

The director talked about the importance of dance in "Suspiria," which features some demanding avant-garde choreography. …

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