Beau Travail (4K Restoration)
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Claire Denis Run Time: 92 min. Format: Online Virtual Ticket Release Year: 2020 Language: French with English Subtitles
With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s “Billy Budd,” Claire Denis firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time. Audiences can now enjoy the 4K restoration of the once hard-to-find BEAU TRAVAIL (1999). Set among a troop of Foreign Legionnaires stationed in the Gulf of Djibouti, it is an elemental story of misplaced longing and frustrated desire. Beneath a scorching sun, a sergeant sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit 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.
After your ticket purchase, you have THREE day to enjoy.