In un’intervista al Guardian, Luca Guadagnino è tornato sulla controversia che da subito è nata per la sua idea di rifare Suspiria di Dario Argento.
Il film è pronto, con un cast tutto americano – Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lutz Ebersdorf e Jessica Harper – e debutterà presto, dopo che l’onda lunga di Chiamami col tuo nome, si sarà affievolita.
Guadagnino ha raccontato di essere un grande fan del film: “Every movie I make is a step inside my teenage dreams, and Suspiria is the most remarkably precise teenage megalomaniac dream I could have had. I saw the poster when I was 11 and then I saw the film when I was 14, and it hit me hard. I immediately started to dream about making my own version of it. So in a way it makes me smile when I hear people say, ‘How dare you remake Suspiria. Typical commerce-driven mentality.’ I was just a boy who had seen a movie that made him what he became. So that’s how I am approaching it: a homage to the incredible, powerful emotion I felt when I saw it”.
Guadagnino ha inoltre ricordato che, sulla scena, l’idea del remake è semplicemente naturale: “Do you stop watching ‘Tristan und Isolde‘s mise-en-scène because Patrice Chéreau’s was so incredible? No, there will be a new one that will be fantastic. How many Hamlets have we experienced in our lifetimes that were fantastic? Human art is not about inventing originality, it’s about finding a new point of view”.