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Los Feliz 3 | ‘BLEAK WEEK: Cinema of Despair’ Series
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Claire Denis’s jagged, daringly fragmented and darkest film is a contemporary film noir inspired by recent French sex ring scandals involving men of wealth and power. Vincent Lindon stars as Marco, a sea captain gone AWOL to avenge his brother-in-law’s suicide and to rescue his estranged sister and his teenaged niece (Lola Créton); Chiara Mastroianni is Lindon’s married lover, who has sold her soul in exchange for the security of her young son; and the remarkable Michel Subor is her husband – a sleazy financier who is the very embodiment of an evil beyond comprehension. Denis takes the viewer into the very heart of darkness in her deeply unsettling film, an unforgettable and thrilling commentary on late capitalism.
DISTRIBUTOR: IFC Films
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