Sunday, Jul 23 at 5:45 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Claire Denis. 1988, 105 mins. New 35mm print courtesy of Film Desk. With Isaach de Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet. Denis’s first feature is a searing and eloquent work of semiautobiography that centers on a young white woman’s memories of growing up in 1950s Cameroon. Most of the film deals with the complicated relationship between her mother and their houseboy, Protée (the great de Bankolé). This beautifully made meditation on class, race, nationality, and colonialism touches on many themes Denis would continue to plumb through her formidable career. (Released in the U.S. May 1989)
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.