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Claire Denis, True Auteur

by David Grillo
She will always be a challenging figure a living breathing contradiction able to reinvent herself while keeping her unique style. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky describes her cinema as one without any pretenses that It passes by over the consciousness story the usual imprint of memory and experience. Presenting a sequence of events and memories in the way we experience them. She is able to make connections other filmmakers can’t. In my opinion the greatest living filmmaker. The movement and arrangement of elements (figures, images, bits of music, references, edits, lines of dialogue, everyday objects, stretches of time) in a Claire Denis film has no… Read more

She will always be a challenging figure a living breathing contradiction able to reinvent herself while keeping her unique style. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky describes her cinema as one without any pretenses that It passes by over the consciousness story the usual imprint of memory and experience. Presenting a sequence of events and memories in the way we experience them. She is able to make connections other filmmakers can’t. In my opinion the greatest living filmmaker.

The movement and arrangement of elements (figures, images, bits of music, references, edits, lines of dialogue, everyday objects, stretches of time) in a Claire Denis film has no real precedent. The closest thing, I think, is the movement and arrangement of instrumental voices in a late Beethoven string quartet. 35 Rhums reminds me of the 3rd movement of the 15th. It’s a film in A minor, both molto adagio and andante.Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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