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Los Feliz 3 | Nina Menkes Retrospective
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QUEEN OF DIAMONDS follows the alienated life of Firdaus (Tinka Menkes), a Blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas landscape juxtaposed between glittering casino lights and the deteriorating desert oasis. Negotiating a missing husband and neighboring domestic violence, Firdaus’ world unfolds as a fragmented but hypnotic interplay between repetition and repressed anger. Shot with a beautiful compositional rigor echoing Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS is a remarkable and demanding masterpiece of American independent filmmaking.
New restoration by The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.
DISTRIBUTOR: Arbelos Films
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