Next Saturday, January 28, French filmmaker Claire Denis — one of the most influential names in contemporary cinema — will be at Batalha for a chat about her filmography and for the national premiere of "Avec amour et acharnement" (2022).
At 6:00 pm, in a chat with artistic director Guilherme Blanc, Claire Denis will talk about her filmography, which spans over five decades and is characterized by a subversive, fearless, and deeply original cinema. The chat is free to attend, upon ticket pick-up, from 1:00pm.
Later, the director will present the session of "Avec amour et acharnement" (2022), at 9:15pm. Starring Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon, and awarded at the Berlin Film Festival, the film follows a shattered couple in a drama of deep emotional honesty.
On Sunday at 7:15 pm, also in a national premiere, Batalha presents "Stars at Noon" (2022). The erotic and political thriller set in the tropics follows the involvement of an American journalist and an English businessman as they try to escape Nicaragua.
In this film, which won an award at Cannes, Denis takes up some of the key themes of her filmography — intimacy, desire, and the aftermath of colonialism in the 21st century.
Claire Denis was the first filmmaker to whom Batalha Centro de Cinema dedicated a retrospective. Presented since December 10, and including all of the director's feature films, the "Full Body" cycle ends this weekend with the premiere of the director's two most recent films.