Close Up

8 - 31 July 2019: Close-Up on Claire Denis

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Born in 1946, French filmmaker Claire Denis is among the greatest practicing artists in the world today. Across her thirty-year career, the inimitable auteur has made a name for herself as a high-minded, philosophical, and extraordinarily ciné-literate film thinker who reifies challenging ideas in purely, powerfully cinematic terms. Her oeuvre, peppered with at least a masterpiece per decade, is one of contemporary cinema’s most mercurial, yet is also undeniably cohesive. She has a penchant for choosing formulaic film genres to frame her stories, only to explode and subsume them into her singular, uniquely Denisian sensibilities. Narratively elliptical, formally experimental, and, when called for, defiantly transgressive, these works tend to circle and re-circle insoluble questions around race, displacement, estrangement, and the terrifying Otherness of one’s self.

We're thrilled to present a retrospective of eight films directed by Denis alongside three features she worked on as assistant director, and a special parallel programme devoted to Jacques Rivette's legendary Out 1 on which she also assisted.


No Fear, No Die
Claire Denis, 1990, 91 min, 35mm
French with English subtitles
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Jacques Rivette - Le Veilleur
Claire Denis, 1990, 125 min
French with English subtitles
FULL DETAILS


I Can’t Sleep
Claire Denis, 1994, 110 min, 35mm
French and Russian with English subtitles
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Beau travail
Claire Denis, 1999, 90 min, 15, 35mm
French with English subtitles
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The Intruder
Claire Denis, 2004, 121 min, 15, 35mm
French with English subtitles
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35 Shots of Rum
Claire Denis, 2008, 100 min, 12, 35mm
French with English subtitles
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White Material
Claire Denis, 2009, 106 min, 15
French with English subtitles
FULL DETAILS


High Life
Claire Denis, 2019, 113 min, 18
FULL DETAILS


Paris, Texas
Wim Wenders, 1984, 147 min, 12
FULL DETAILS


Down by Law
Jim Jarmusch, 1986, 107 min, 15
FULL DETAILS


Wings of Desire
Wim Wenders, 1987, 127 min, 12
German, English & French with English subtitles
FULL DETAILS


No Fear, No DieJacques Rivette - Le Veilleur, and I Can't Sleep are presented with the support of the Institut Francais.

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Calendar

Title

Date

Time

Book

Wings of Desire Sunday 21.07.19 8:00 pm Book
High Life Monday 22.07.19 8:15 pm Book
Paris, Texas Tuesday 23.07.19 8:30 pm Book
Wings of Desire Wednesday 24.07.19 8:15 pm Book
Down By Law Thursday 25.07.19 8:15 pm Book
I Can't Sleep Saturday 27.07.19 8:00 pm Book
Paris, Texas Sunday 28.07.19 7:30 pm Book
35 Shots of Rum Monday 29.07.19 8:15 pm Book
The Intruder Tuesday 30.07.19 8:15 pm Book
Beau travail Wednesday 31.07.19 8:15 pm Book