Beau Travail

93 mins.
Directed by Claire Debis
NR
French with subtitles
2000

Playing through September 17.
 

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"My favorite film by my favorite filmmaker."–Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK)


With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Claire Denis firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time.

Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Denis Lavant) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (Grégoire Colin) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten.

Denis and cinematographer Agnès Godard fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema.

Don't miss a new Janus restoration of this modern masterpiece.