“At once open and elliptical, austere, and vivid.”
—The New York Times
“Few auteurs of the past 30 years have been able to match Denis’ gifts at distilling mood and atmosphere; her narratives, at once immediate and oblique, are conveyed via an inexhaustible arsenal of ineradicable sights and sounds.”
Claire Denis (BEAU TRAVAIL) made her astonishing debut with a semi-autobiographical ode to her childhood. Set in French colonized Cameroon, a white woman looks back on her friendship with her Black servant from childhood, examining desire and the nebulousness of memory. Denis’ early fascination with the dynamics of sensuality and identity — as well as the beginning of her creative partnership with actor Isaach de Bankolé — are observed in this new 4K restoration.