NÉNETTE ET BONI

Claire Denis

France 103 min Fiction

Synopsis

Teenage siblings Nénette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents’ divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger sister, having run away from boarding school, suddenly turns up. There’s a problem that they must confront.

Director

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: Nenétte et Boni
Director: Claire Denis
Script: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
Contact: Pyramide International
With: Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri, Jacques Nolot, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Vincent Gallo
Country: France
Year: 1996
Format: 35 mm
Length: 103 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Catalan/English
Edition: 2012