Claire Denis

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other surreal moments…the brief imagined scene of her with Vincent Lindon at her friend’s apartment with the crying baby, the elision of a scene showing an encounter with him on the stairs at the arcade with one of her brushing her hair in the restroom, so close up it’s hard to guess what’s happening, right at the moment she decides to take a chance

Dan S, Sunday, 3 February 2019 02:55 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The Intruder is the first Denis film I’m not crazy about. It had striking moments visually, and the idea of the stalker was interesting, but between the dreams, portrayal of past events, and the current day narrative it was frustrating to try to make sense of it

Maybe a couple more viewings and I will appreciate it

Dan S, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 02:10 (one year ago) link

i hope you will. it's one of her best.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 03:53 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

That is a film I fell in love with instantly. I have yet to see all other Denis movies apart from the latest with Juliette Binoche, but the memory of The Intruder still lingers on, years after the viewing.
The confusionary state(s) it put across was the thing I most loved about it.

Max Florian, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 10:50 (one year ago) link

she'll be here too

metrograph.com/series/series/213/an-evening-with-claire-denis

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:07 (one year ago) link

Coming up to the city for the last day of High Life and missing the Kaurismäki Metrograph retro by one day 😔

flappy bird, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:29 (one year ago) link

saw Bastards. I like that Claire Denis uses The Tindersticks in the soundtracks of two of her films

Dan S, Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:47 (one year ago) link

She's used the Tindersticks or Stuart Staples in every film she's made since Nenette et Boni in 1996!

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:57 (one year ago) link

never saw Nenette et Boni, only started noticing it with the title song to Trouble Every Day. didn't realize that they did the scores for 35 Rhums and White Material

Dan S, Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:21 (one year ago) link

I like that! US Go Home is another one of her films I still have to watch

glad to see Gregoire Colin show up in so many of her films

Dan S, Sunday, 7 April 2019 23:53 (one year ago) link

she loves amateur dance scenes so much. i do too!

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Sunday, 7 April 2019 23:56 (one year ago) link

They always express character.

Alex Descas is amazing in No Fear No Die… viscerally painful. And 180 degrees from his character 18 years later in 35 Rhums.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 03:42 (one year ago) link

I really liked ‘35 Rhums’ but don’t think I’ve seen any of Denis’ other films.

michaellambert, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 08:29 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Do you have gluten-free olives?

flappy bird, Monday, 3 June 2019 18:16 (one year ago) link

That actor is Xavier Beauvois, the director of Of Gods and Men and Les Guardiennes. He's very good in that scene!

Shite New Answers (jed_), Monday, 3 June 2019 18:43 (one year ago) link

yep

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 June 2019 18:56 (one year ago) link

Bfi putting on a season of her films this month

xyzzzz__, Monday, 3 June 2019 21:59 (one year ago) link

I just got back from Brazil and felt like banging you!

flappy bird, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:49 (one year ago) link

keep it to yourself streaming here http://www.lecinemaclub.com/

devvvine, Friday, 14 June 2019 21:25 (one year ago) link

for yourself*

devvvine, Friday, 14 June 2019 21:26 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

thinking back on it, "high life" plays better in my head as one big joke about being way too high all the time

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 19:55 (eleven months ago) link

or onanistic

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 20:32 (eleven months ago) link

High Life is a really great title

Dan S, Thursday, 29 August 2019 02:41 (eleven months ago) link

six months pass...

Bad take


“The fact Adèle Haenel got up and walked out [at the Césars] – I mean, she has the right to, but with her finger pointed at us shouting "shame!" – I found that a bit strange. People voted, they thought Polanski's film was the best, that's the Césars." – Claire Denis pic.twitter.com/si3b1V57DZ

— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) March 9, 2020

Alain the Botton (jed_), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:38 (four months ago) link

Why?

flappy bird, Monday, 9 March 2020 18:02 (four months ago) link

Well, for one they probably thought Ladj Ly was the best, but he won Best Film and couldn't win both

Frederik B, Monday, 9 March 2020 18:04 (four months ago) link

Yeah, there were five other options still.

crusty but malignant (Eric H.), Monday, 9 March 2020 18:26 (four months ago) link

Adèle Haenel is a victim of child sex abuse and the fact that she vocally objected to this win and left the auditorium is laudable. What’s she supposed to do? Sit quietly and hope that they do better next year?

Alain the Botton (jed_), Monday, 9 March 2020 18:35 (four months ago) link

I haven't read it yet but there's a whole interview with Claire Denis in Le Monde about this. She seems to be saying that Adèle Haenel's anger is 'fundamentally just' but she didn't 'pick the right time to speak out', whatever the fuck that means.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 9 March 2020 18:39 (four months ago) link

I'm also weirded out by this argument:

A quoi sert, d’ailleurs, de le dire si tard [que « distinguer Polanski, ce serait cracher sur les victimes »] ? Dans cette logique, il faudrait priver Polanski de toute aide de l’Etat et l’interdire au Centre national de la cinématographie, comme semble l’y encourager le ministre de la culture. Mais dès lors que Polanski est autorisé à vivre en France et à faire des films en France, il me semble difficile de l’éconduire aussi tardivement.

Quick translation:

What point is there, incidentally, in saying it so late [that honouring Polanski is tantamount to spitting in the victims' faces]? If we go by this logic, Polanski should be denied all state funding and be banned from the Centre national de la cinématographie, which is what the minister of culture seems to be advocating. But insofar as Polanski is given leave to reside in France and to make films in France, it seems difficult to usher him out so late.

Ok…?

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 9 March 2020 18:49 (four months ago) link

Minister for culture otm.

Alain the Botton (jed_), Monday, 9 March 2020 18:55 (four months ago) link

I haven't read it yet but there's a whole interview with Claire Denis in Le Monde about this. She seems to be saying that Adèle Haenel's anger is 'fundamentally just' but she didn't 'pick the right time to speak out', whatever the fuck that means.

― romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, March 9, 2020 2:39 PM (twenty minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Booooo. Denis calling her protest "strange" is stupid & and lol you always know someone has actually picked 'the right time to speak out' when others criticize them for exactly that.

but Polanski's film won--I guess "thats the Cesars"

flappy bird, Monday, 9 March 2020 19:02 (four months ago) link

(and I am booing Denis, I am with you pom)

flappy bird, Monday, 9 March 2020 19:03 (four months ago) link

Minister for culture otm.

Poor guy has been tested positive for Covid-19. :(

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 9 March 2020 19:47 (four months ago) link


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