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Mar 12 – Mar 18, 2010

35 Shots of Rum

Dir. Claire Denis France / Germany 100 min Not Rated

2008 Cinema Guild

French / German with English subtitles

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Set among a small circle of friends and neighbors in a Parisian suburb, 35 SHOTS OF RUM is a warm, funny, and enchanting film from the great French filmmaker Claire Denis.

Lionel, a metro conductor, lives with his beautiful university student daughter Josephine in a bustling apartment complex. They have shared the same space for many years and have grown accustomed to one another’s company. Lately, Josephine has been spending time with Noe, a handsome young neighbor, while Lionel is finding himself drawn into a romance with close friend Gabrielle. As their lives are pulled in different directions, father and daughter realize they must confront an aspect of their past in order to embrace what lies ahead. Sumptuously filmed, this gloriously delicate and sublime new film casts a lovely spell unlike any other movie this year.

Awards

Top Ten Films of the Year:;Stephen Holden, The New York Times;Amy Taubin, Artforum;IndieWIRE Critics Poll;Film Comment Critics Poll;The Village Voice Critics Poll

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