The Good Works of Claire Denis (Part 1)

Monday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

We are once again excited to host a visit by the celebrated French director Claire Denis. The Brattle premiered many of her films as part of the original Boston International Festival of Women’s Cinema and we always relish the opportunity to share her work with a new generation of cinephiles. On the occasion of the release of her new film HIGH LIFE, an arthouse sci-fi epic in the mold of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, we present this brief two-part survey of some of her greatest hits – most in 35mm prints provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. We are also thrilled to host the director herself for a special advance screening of HIGH LIFE on Monday, April 1!


“I don’t want to know how Claire Denis makes movies. Her magic is her business. But I imagine the process is like sculpture. A block of story is whittled and carved until only what’s essential remains. With her, the whittling is a seductive technique.” – Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe

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Beau Travail

I Can’t Sleep

No Fear, No Die