Stars at Noon (2022)
Director: Claire Denis Run Time: 135 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Benny Safdie, Danny Ramirez, Joe Alwyn, John C. Reilly, Margaret Qualley
About the film:
Competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix.
A young American journalist stranded in Nicaragua falls for an enigmatic Englishman who seems like her best chance of escape. She soon realizes that he may be in even greater danger than she is. Adapted from Denis Johnson’s 1986 novel. A passionate and unexpected love affair in the middle of the Nicaraguan Sandanista revolution of 1984.
About the filmmaker:
Claire Denis is a Paris-based filmmaker and one of the major artistic voices of contemporary French cinema. Her feature films including the universally acclaimed Beau Travail (1999), Trouble Every Day (2001), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), White Material (2009), and High Life (2018). For Both Sides of the Blade (2022), she won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival. Common themes in Denis’s work include obsession, desire, violence, sex, and feelings of being an outsider. Her directorial debut, Chocolat (1988), was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, and her most recent film Stars at Noon (2022) won the Grand Prix in 2022.See our upcoming films