Claire Denis’ Bastards, to be screened Friday, April 18

Claire Denis’ latest work is among her darkest, angriest and tautest to date, a disquieting film noir partially inspired by William Faulkner and the malevolent figure of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Pitched in shades of darkest night painted by master cinematographer Agnes Godard, Bastards transforms Paris into a rain-slicked, stygian shadow world whose unsettling mysteries are laconically revealed with masterful restraint.

“The pleasures of Ms. Denis’s films are in the crystalline beauty and mystery of her images”, “Families, and Money, With More Than One Complication” The New York Times

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