Beau Travail

March 58:30pm
Post-screening Q&A with Dr Mary Harrod, co-Chief General Editor of the journal ‘French Screen Studies’

Literally dazzling camerawork” – Screen Daily

Claire Denis’ sensual, impressionistic masterpiece – loosely based on Herman Melville’s historical novella ‘Billy Budd’ but relocated to a contemporary French Foreign Legion outpost in Djibouti – was voted 7th Greatest Film of All Time in the Sight & Sound’s Critics Poll 2022.

Poetic juxtaposition of music and stunning images of beauty and sustained, even surreal strangeness. Prepare to be blown away.” – Time Out


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Film Information
Release year: 1999
Running time:   93 mins
Directed by: Claire Denis
Language: French
Country: France
Classification: 15
Genre: Drama
Starring: Denis Lavant,
Michel Subor,
Grégoire Colin
Awards:

César Awards 2001 – Best Cinematography;
Village Voice Film Poll 2000 – Best Film
More info:

IMDb
Rotten Tomatoes

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