In the new horror film Suspiria (out Nov. 2), Tilda Swinton plays Madame Blanc, one of the teachers at a dance academy in Berlin, where the students include Dakota Johnson’s American newcomer, Susie Bannion. Johnson says Susie develops an “intense and beautiful” student-teacher relationship with Swinton’s character, “and then you discover that the dance academy is run by witches!”
“Madame Blanc is a woman who is in a moment of conflict,” says the filmmaker. “The conflict between art and magic is something that is seen in her face.”
“Oh my gosh, I just adore her so deeply,” says Johnson of Swinton. “I want to make movies with her forever and I hope we will. It’s just an amazing, amazing friendship and collaboration that I have, that I’m so grateful for in my life.”
Watch the trailer for Suspiria above and see an exclusive photo of Tilda Swinton in the film, below.