Friday screening introduced by Judith Mayne
(Claire Denis, 2004)
Fri, Mar 17 - Sat, Mar 18, 2006 | 7:00PM
Catch acclaimed director Claire Denis' riveting film The Intruder, introduced on Friday night by Ohio State's Judith Mayne, author of a recent book on Denis' work.
"An immersion in pure cinema. Beautiful and terrifying in their intensity, the images will make you gasp."--Stephen Holden, New York Times
Inspired by influences ranging from Paul Gauguin's South Seas paintings to French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy's memoir of his heart transplant, Claire Denis' The Intruder follows an aging man (Michel Subor) who traverses the globe looking for his long-lost son and a new heart to replace his ailing one. Shot by regular Denis collaborator Agnes Godard, the film is a haunting collage of reality, memory, and nightmare. (35mm, 130 mins.)
Denis visited the Wexner Center in October 2004 as part of a retrospective of her career; Denis is the director of such lauded films as Beau travail, Vendredi soir, and Chocolat.
Noted film scholar and Ohio State professor Judith Mayne introduces the Friday night screening and signs copies of her recent book on Claire Denis from 6 to 7 PM in the Wexner Center Store.
Added by anton on March 6, 2006