Claire Denis

France/Germany 100 min Fiction


After his wife’s death, Lionel raises his daughter Josephine, alone. As years go by, they seem like a married couple. When Joséphine is a grown up, she wants to take care of her father instead of him taking care of her. Lionel knows there’s only one last thing for him to do: to convince Joséphine to go her own way, to become a woman and leave him.


Claire Denis

Claire Denis was born in Paris in 1948, and raised in colonial Africa. She  initially studied economics, but then she went to the IDHEC, the French film school. After working as assistant to Jacques Rivette, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders, she makes her debut in a feature film with Chocolat (1988).

Filmography: Aller au diable (2011), Una mujer en África (White Material) (2009), 35 Rhums (2008), Vers Mathilde (2005), L'intrus (2004), Vendredi Soir (2002), Trouble Every Day (2001), Beau Travail (1999), Nenétte et Boni (1996), J'ai pas sommeil (1994), Jacques Rivette, le veilleur (1990), S'en fout la mort (1990), Chocolat (1988)

Claire Denis

Film information

Int. title: 35 Rhums
Director: Claire Denis
Script: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
Contact: Elle Driver
With: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué, Grégoire Colin, Adèle Ado, Ingrid Caven
Country: France/Germany
Year: 2008
Format: 35 mm
Length: 100 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2012