Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
7:30pm

SALT, SWEAT AND SUNSHINE: THE CINEMA OF CLAIRE DENIS
Double Feature!
NÉNETTE AND BONI / 35 SHOTS OF RUM
Co-presented by the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate
35 mm!
Archival Print!

NÉNETTE AND BONI
1996, Strand Releasing, 103 min, France, Dir: Claire Denis

Directing with the same delicacy that infused her films of the early 1990s, Claire Denis takes on the subject of broken families in this thoughtful tale of a sibling reunion. When Boni’s (Grégoire Colin) mother dies, he wastes no time moving his friends into her now-vacant house and focusing on his job baking pizzas for an eccentric couple. His plans are upended by a sudden visit from his estranged younger sister, Nénette (Alice Houri), who had run away from boarding school after their parents' divorce. To make matters worse, Nénette is pregnant, a fact that neither sibling is prepared to deal with. Co-starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Vincent Gallo and featuring an original soundtrack by Denis’ frequent collaborators, Tindersticks.


35 mm!

35 SHOTS OF RUM
35 RHUMS
2008, The Cinema Guild, 100 min, France/Germany, Dir: Claire Denis

One of Denis’ most poignant films, 35 SHOTS OF RUM portrays a rare father-daughter relationship. The antagonist is time itself, as aging father Lionel (Alex Descas) cannot escape the constant reminder of his impending retirement and the prospect of living alone, while daughter Josephine (Mati Diop), now a grown woman, must look ahead to college graduation and possibly marriage. Luckily, they have friendly neighbors within their apartment building to keep them company and distract them from their fears. “This outstanding new film from Claire Denis demonstrates her fluency and mastery in the kind of movie language that is rich, quietly complex and subtle - and very un-Hollywood.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.


Both films in French with English subtitles. | NÉNETTE AND BONI 35mm collection print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Apr 13, 2019 • 7:30pm

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