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.
Grand Prix | Cannes IFF, France, 2022
CAST & CREW
Olivier Delbosc, Marcela Heilbron
Claire Denis, Léa Mysius, Andrew Litvack
Director of Photography
Arnaud de Moleron
Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, John C. Reilly, Benny Safdie
Curiosa Films, Arte France Cinéma
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.
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).