'I have always made films with desire. I think it is the primary material of my films'. Claire Denis
Highly acclaimed film director Claire Denis is regarded as one of France's most distinctive and humanist filmmakers. Denis spent her formative years living in French colonial Africa in various locations across what is today Burkina Faso, Senegal, Djibouti and Cameroon. Her films approach subjects of cultural and political tension, as well as individual alienation. They are united by a sensuous approach to characters and story development. In her early career she worked alongside filmmakers that included Costa Gavras, Jacques Rivette, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders. This in-depth retrospective, including Claire Denis' documentaries and short films, constitutes the most comprehensive exploration of her work to date in Australia.
Claire Denis Film Program Proudly Supported by: Alliance-Française-de-Brisbane, Institut Française and République Française.
Program curated by Rosie Hays, Australian Cinémathèque.
List of Works
Man No Run 1989
Jacques Rivette, Le Veilleur (Jacques Rivette, The Watchman) 1990