Cine Ambigú presents three of the French filmmakers most recent films
Claire Denis, perhaps most popular for her 1988 film Chocolat, is a forerunner in contemporary French film-making. Her films focus on location over studio and often include long steady photograph-like shots.
Cine Ambigú presents the following films this month at Verdi Park in its Tuesday night series. All films are presented on 35mm in original voice with subtitles in Castilian.
January 12, 8.30pm and 10.30pm (110')
Trouble Everyday (2001), featuring Vincent Gallo and Tricia Vessey. This film uses the horror genre to address themes of existentialism. The Boston Globe lauded this film, albeit with conditions, calling it "a success in some sense, but it's hard to like a film so cold and dead". (English and French)
January 19, 8.30pm and 10.15pm (90')
Vendredi Soir (Friday Night) (2002), a drama based on the book by Emmanuèle Bernheim, this film takes place one night during a mass transit strike that has effectively clogged the streets of Paris. (French)
January 26, 8.30pm and 10.30pm (100')
35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum) (2008) is Denis's latest film, first commercially released in 2009. Perhaps more accessible than most, it has been granted widespread critical acclaim. (French and German)
This & That