Claire Denis’s subtle, lyrical film 35 rhums centres on Lionel, a widowed train conductor, and his dutiful adult daughter Joséphine. Her German mother died when she was only a child, so that the girl grew up alone with her father. Joséphine and Lionel share an affectionate but insular domesticity in a no-frills apartment on the outskirts of Paris. When upstairs neighbour Noé acts on his long-held affections for Joséphine, Lionel recognizes that his daughter must build a life, and nurture a love, independent of him.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 I 8:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019 I 6:30pm
Where? The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8