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BASTARDS

Director: CLAIRE DENIS

83 minutes, France-Germany, 2013, Colour, D-Cinema


EXCLUSIVELY AT THE IFI

This film closes on Thursday, February 20th

Ship’s captain Marco (Vincent Lindon) is recalled urgently to Paris to find his sister Sandra (Julie Bataille) in a desperate state. Her husband has died, the family business has failed, and her daughter Justine (Lola Créton) is in hospital. The shady, powerful businessman Edouard Laporte (Michel Subor) is implicated as the cause of Sandra’s problems, and Marco begins surveillance of the man, taking up residence in the building where Laporte’s mistress (Chiara Mastroianni) and her son are living. This leads Marco to become entangled in a web of sinister secrets and lies that threaten to engulf him.

With frequent collaborators Tindersticks providing a wonderful, affecting score, the latest film from Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum) carries an essence of classic film noir, yet it is something more elusive, a mannered, elliptical and intriguing drama wrought with tension and emotion. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

FRENCH FILM CLUB
There will be a Club screening of this film on February 19th at 20.40. Tickets €7 for IFI and Alliance Française members. Please request at the IFI Box Office.

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