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Directed by Claire Denis

Part of Claire Denis: Unpredictable Universe

Claire Denis returns to colonial Africa with the story of Maria (Isabelle Huppert), a fearless French settler who refuses to flee as civil war erupts. Evoking an almost palpable suspense as chaos encroaches, this alluring yet disorienting film says as much with images as it does with dialogue. “Simultaneously poetic, dramatic and realistic … altogether stunning” (Los Angeles Times). In French with English subtitles. 2009, new 35mm print, 106 minutes.


This program is made possible by generous support from Regis Foundation.

Additional support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Institut Français, Unifrance, and the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.