STARS AT NOON
STARS AT NOON

STARS AT NOON

Director Claire Denis

Production year 2022

Length 135min.

Country France

screenings

17 Jul 2022 15․00 Cinema House, Grand Hall

SYNOPSIS

Set during the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua in 1984, it tells the story of the encounter between a mysterious British businessman and an American journalist committed to following the developments of the revolution. The two, driven by a strong connection, will be the protagonists of a love story, remaining prey to a "dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies", trying to escape the country.

Awards

Grand Prix | Cannes IFF, France, 2022

CAST & CREW

Claire Denis
Claire Denis

Director

Producer(s)

Olivier Delbosc, Marcela Heilbron

Script

Claire Denis, Léa Mysius, Andrew Litvack

Director of Photography

Eric Gautier

Production designer

Arnaud de Moleron

Music by

Tindersticks

Sound

Jean-Paul Mugel

Edit

Guy Lecorne

Cast

Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, John C. Reilly, Benny Safdie

Production company(ies)

Curiosa Films, Arte France Cinéma

Claire Denis

French director and screenwriter. Born in Paris, Claire Denis lived in a number of African countries until the age of 12. Having returned to France, she studied at the IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques), where she met cinematographer Agnès Godard, who would later work on the majority of her films. She began her professional life in the cinema as assistant to major directors like Robert Enrico, Wim Wenders, Costa-Gavras and Jacques Rivette. She later worked with Jim Jarmusch on his film Down by Law. In 1987, Claire Denis wrote and directed her first film, Chocolat. A semi-autobiographical story of racial tension in colonial Africa of the 1950s at the moment of independence, the film premiered in Competition at the 1988 Cannes IFF, was nominated at the César Awards and met with widespread critical acclaim in the US. In 1996, she was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno IFF for Nenette and Boni. Good Work, Trouble Every Day, Friday Night, 35 Shots of Rum, White Material, and Bastards – presented in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes IFF in 2013 – followed. In 2017, Claire Denis returned to Cannes with Let the Sunshine In, featuring Juliette Binoche and Gérard Depardieu. She has co-written the majority of her films with Jean-Pol Fargeau.


Filmography

Chocolat (1988), S’en fout la mort/No Fear, No Die (1990), I Can’t Sleep (1993), U.S. Go Home (TV, 1994), Nénette and Boni (1996), Good Work (1999), Trouble Every Day (2001), Friday Night (2002), The Intruder (2005), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), White Material (2010), Bastards (2013), Let the Sunshine in (2017), High Life (2018), Fire (2022), Stars at Noon (2022).

FILMS 2022