A Tribute to ... Claire Denis

 


French filmmaker Claire Denis has enriched contemporary art house cinema for over 25 years. The former assistant of Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders has crossed conventional formal and narrative boundaries to develop her very own visual language. Since her debut CHOCOLAT (1988), identity and (post) colonialism have remained important themes aspects for this West African-raised director and screenwriter. Her list of award-winning films includes NENETTE ET BONI (1996), BEAU TRAVAIL (1999) and WHITE MATERIAL (2009). With its A Tribute To ... award, ZFF honours one of the most important exponents of European cinema. Claire Denis will accept the award in person during the Award Night ceremony on October 4. Six of her most important works will be screened in a small ZFF retrospective.