V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

35 rhums

V' 12

35 rhums

Claire Denis
F/D, 2008
100min, OmdU

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35 rhums

Claire Denis
F/D, 2008
, 100min, OmdU

Actors: 
Alex Descas
Lionel
Mati Diop
Joséphine
Grégoire Colin
Noé
Nicole Dogué
Gabrielle
Julieth Mars-Toussaont
René
Jean-Christophe Folly
Ruben
Ingrid Caven
Joséphines Tante
Screenplay: 
Claire Denis
Jean-Pol Fargeau
Sound: 
Martin Boisseau
Dominique Hennequin
Camera: 
Agnès Godard
Editor: 
Guy Lecorne
Composer: 
Tindersticks
Decoration: 
Benoît Pilot

Production: 
Soudaine Compagnie, Pandora Film Produktion, Arte France Cinéma, WDR/Arte, Sofica Cofinova 4, Soficinema 4, Canal+, TPS
Format: 
35 mm
Color

This outstanding film from Claire Denis demonstrates her fluency and mastery in the kind of movie-language that is rich, quietly complex and subtle. Its theme is the bond between father and daughter, whose intensity speaks poignantly and paradoxically of loss and absence. Alex Descas is Lionel, a calm and dignified widower who is a train driver in Paris. His daughter, Joséphine, played by Mati Diop, is a student who lives with him in affectionate, if rather emotionally fraught domestic intimacy. Descas and Diop give lovely performances, and their final scene together, apparently at the cusp of that event for which 35 shots are appropriate – a celebration and a farewell – is tremendously moving. A film to be savoured. (Peter Bradshaw)

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