In the library of Claire Denis, hosted by Sylvain Bourmeau
As part of the In the Library of cycle, designed in partnership with AOC and hosted by Sylvain Bourmeau, the Foundation welcomes director and screenwriter Claire Denis, famous for her films Chocolat, Beau travail, Trouble Every Day, 35 rhums, White Material and Les Salauds.
Her last two films, "Avec amour et acharnement" and "Stars at Noon", represent two poles of a body of work that, since her first feature film, "Chocolat", in 1988, has included a highly intimate dimension, as close as possible to physical emotions, and an attention to non-Eurocentric, non-Western forms of existence that is unparalleled in French cinema.
Claire Denis' personal journey since her childhood in Africa, her training in cinema partly in America alongside Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch, and her particular sensitivity to formal and narrative proposals from Asia all contribute to this singular trajectory.
The meeting with Claire Denis brings to a close the "In the library of" cycle which, over the past two years, has welcomed to the Pernod Ricard Foundation new and fascinating exchanges with : Patrick Bouchain, Marie Darrieussecq, Jeau-Paul Demoule, Arnaud Desplechin, Georges Didi-Huberman, Julien Gosselin, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Maylis de Kerangal, Aïssa Maïga, Achille Mbembe, Annette Messager.