Raak mij aan! Touch me!

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.

With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Claire Denis firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time.

Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Denis Lavant) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (Grégoire Colin) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten.

Denis and cinematographer Agnès Godard fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema.

French spoken, English subtitles

Introduction | 27 sept

This film has a short, Dutch-spoken introduction by film journalist Gerlinda Heywegen.

Agenda

Monday 27 September
19:00 till 20:52
Incl. an introduction
Camera 2
€ 11.00

Women Make Film

Women have written, directed and produced films since the early days of cinema. Still, they are rarely over-represented on lists and at award ceremonies. That’s why you can see the brand new monumental documentary series Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema in September. We will also screen some 25 surprising and ceiling-breaking gems you should not miss, all of them made by female film makers.

In collaboration with Internationaal Filmfestival Assen.

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