7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-26, 2020

Beau Travail (1999)

France, 1999 : Retrospective
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description

Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in Galoup's mind. He feels compelled to stop him from coming to the attention of the commandant who he admires, but who ignores him. Ultimately, his jealousy leads to the destruction of both Sentain and himself. Recently IndieWire named BEAU TRAVAIL #2 on the list of The 100 All-Time Greatest Films Directed by Women.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Venice Film Festival 1999
Toronto International Film Festival 1999
Berlin International Film Festival 2000
Sundance Film Festival 2000
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2001

DIRECTOR'S BIO
The focus of this year’s retrospective, Claire Denis is a French film director and writer. Her feature film BEAU TRAVAIL (1999) has been called one of the greatest films of the 1990s and one of the best films directed by a woman. Other acclaimed works include TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2001), 35 SHOTS OF RUM (2008), WHITE MATERIAL (2009), and HIGH LIFE (2018).

details

Drama / Female Filmmaker / LGTBQ

French with English Subtitles
90 minutes

credits

Director
Claire Denis

Screenwriters
Claire Denis
Jean-Pol Fargeau

Producer
Patrick Grandperret

Executive Producer
Jérôme Minet

Cinematographer
Agnès Godard

Cast
Denis Lavant
Michel Subor
Grégoire Colin

Music
Eran Tzur
Charles Henri Pierrefeu

community

awards

Winner Special Mention: KNF Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2001