35 rhums (35 Shots of Rum)

Saturday, February 19 • 4:30pm

35 rhum (35 Shots of Rum)

Claire Denis, DVD, 102 min
France, 2008 (French)

Lionel, a RER conductor, has been raising his daughter Joséphine, a university student, single-handedly ever since his wife passed away. Living by the tracks of the Gare de l’Est, they have created a family with the residents of their apartment building. In a delicate balance between ritual and loss, Claire Denis follows the father’s realization that he must let his daughter fly with her own wings.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Talk-back with Romuald Fonkoua (Centre International d’Études Francophones, Sorbonne Université)