Claire Denis, 35 Shots of Rum, 2008 (still); photo: courtesy the Cinema Guild


35 Shots of Rum

Part of Modern Cinema: Claire Denis

“Claire Denis has created a sensual and contemplative body of films over the years, but nothing in her work prepares us for this deeply emotional yet light-of-touch story set among a small circle of Parisians and their friends. Agnès Godard’s cinematography richly limns an interior architecture in which objects take on an Ozu-like delicacy and immediacy, and uses train tracks (and cars and motorbikes and vans) to propel the story into the out of doors and eventually, the future, as father and daughter face the inevitable: her independence.”
— Judy Bloch, SFFILM Festival

A film by Claire Denis

Film Details

Country: France/Germany
Language: French
Year: 2008
Running time: 100 min
Format: 35mm
Director: Claire Denis
Screenwriters: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
Producer: Bruno Pésery
Cinematographer: Agnès Godard
Editor: Guy Lecorne
Source: The Cinema Guild

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