Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
7:30pm

SALT, SWEAT AND SUNSHINE: THE CINEMA OF CLAIRE DENIS
Double Feature!
TROUBLE EVERY DAY / LET THE SUNSHINE IN
Co-presented by the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate
35 mm!

TROUBLE EVERY DAY
2001, The Film Desk, 101 min, France/Germany/Japan, Dir: Claire Denis

What if love was a sickness? Or even worse, a cannibalistic impulse that can only be satisfied via utter consumption? Claire Denis follows these questions to their gruesome conclusions in this visceral portrayal of an all-consuming desire. When newlyweds Shane (Vincent Gallo) and June (Tricia Vessey) honeymoon in Paris, the new husband secretly pursues a renowned neuroscientist conducting studies on the human libido. Becoming more involved with Dr. Sémeneau (Alex Descas) and his tests, Shane learns of the doctor’s wife, Coré (Béatrice Dalle), whose strange illness requires her to be quarantined at all times. But all hell breaks loose when Coré escapes and unleashes a sickness deadlier than anyone could have imagined.


LET THE SUNSHINE IN
UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR
2017, IFC Films/Sundance Selects, 94 min, France/Belgium, Dir: Claire Denis

Shedding the blood and guts, but none of the stinging bite of her previous work on male-female relationships, Claire Denis’ LET THE SUNSHINE IN is a surprisingly caustic romantic comedy about a woman’s search for true love. Taking a narrative stab at French philosopher Roland Barthes’ 1977 book A Lover's Discourse: Fragments, Denis and screenwriter-novelist Christine Angot examine a woman’s troubled love life, as she finds little success beyond carnal gratification. Juliette Binoche plays the frustrated Isabelle, in one of her most riveting performances. “A simple story of enormous complexity. A romantic comedy and drama in which the questioning of those very categories is a part of the action ... a peculiarly insightful glimpse into the emotional fluidity within the formal boundaries of French culture.” - Richard Brody – The New Yorker.


TROUBLE EVERY DAY in French and English with English subtitles. LET THE SUNSHINE IN in French with English subtitles. | Screening formats: 35mm (TROUBLE EVERY DAY), DCP (LET THE SUNSHINE IN)
Aero Theatre • Sun, Apr 14, 2019 • 7:30pm

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Director Claire Denis In Person!
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
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