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Nénette and Boni

Nénette et Boni

Directed by Claire Denis
France, 1996


Claire Denis’ fifth feature is set in Marseille, where Boni (Grégoire Colin) gets an unexpected visit from his pregnant fifteen-year-old sister Nénette (Alice Houri). Winner of the Golden Leopard at the 1996 Locarno Film Festival.

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Nénette and Boni Directed by Claire Denis

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1996 | 3 wins including: Golden Leopard

1996 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Independent Spirit Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Critics reviews

These are the corners where people eke out their living, and filmmakers Dorothy Arzner and Clare Denis depict this eking in drastically different styles – the lucidity of classical Hollywood filmmaking versus the oblique poetic strategies of the European art film. What sets these films apart is how they depart from the traditions they emerge out of, creating something bold and elusively new.
October 22, 2018
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