Movie review: Dancing lightly around Suspiria's many themes

Actress Dakota Johnson plays naive American Susie who travels to West Berlin in 1977 to train at an elite modern dance academy, but discovers strange events happening there.
Actress Dakota Johnson plays naive American Susie who travels to West Berlin in 1977 to train at an elite modern dance academy, but discovers strange events happening there.PHOTO: ANTICIPATE PICTURES

Italian director Luca Guadagnino's homage to the 1977 supernatural horror classic has many ideas, but most are undeveloped

SUSPIRIA (R21)

152 minutes/Opens tomorrow at GV Paya Lebar/3.5 stars

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2019, with the headline 'Dancing lightly around Suspiria's many themes'. Print Edition | Subscribe