The plane glides through the night. Flying from the United States to Paris. Shane is drinking with his young bride, June. When she falls asleep by his side, he gives himself over to the scorching pain of the nightmare he dreads. In Paris, Leo is no longer waiting for Shane. He is no longer waiting for anyone. He has been struck off from the hospitals laboratories where he worked as a researcher. He is guarding his wife Core’s shelter, protecting her excursions, her hunting ground – her kisses… –Cannes Film Festival
A provocative director whose films offer richly textured, contemplative examinations of cross-cultural tensions and alienation, Claire Denis is one of French cinema’s most distinctive and humanistic storytellers. A prolific filmmaker who is more concerned with the drive of her characters rather than the plot that weaves them together, she has been dubbed by one critic as one of the only current French directors who “has been able to reconcile the lyricism of French cinema with the impulse to capture the often harsh face of contemporary France.”
Born in Paris on April 21, 1948, Denis, the daughter of a civil servant, was raised in a series of African countries until she was 14, when her family returned to France. She learned about filmmaking as an assistant to a number of notable directors, including Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire), Jim Jarmusch (Down by Law), and Costa-Gavras (Hanna K.). She made her directorial and screenwriting debut in 1988 with Chocolat, a lush exploration… read more
Cinéma du corps with heavy sexual and political undertones in the guise of a poetic horror film. One of the best takes on "virus horror" ever made. Not a well known film for obvious reasons, but should be checked out by those who are willing to see horror in one of the truest and rawest forms possible.
The Constellation record label provides an intoxicating hint at its upcoming 5 disc boxset of music by Tindersticks (and, presumably, the solo
Claire Denis has not always been well served by her poster artists. Oddly, for a director who has made some of the most beautiful, sensual
On the subject of what ‘Trouble Every Day’, an unconventional love story story that mixes cannibalism, horror and drama, is “about”, filmmaker Claire Denis said it best when she said; “It’s about being… read review
Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day is a film that probably shouldn’t have been made, but now it exists and it is out in the open ready to be watched. Sadly, most people who watch it will likely not be… read review