What is it that makes the films of Claire Denis so unique? Part of the magic is that it’s near-impossible to second-guess her impulses as an artist. There’s an alchemy at work. She employs a formula so complex, that even if we uncovered it we likely wouldn’t be able to comprehend it.
Yet one aspect does stand out, and that is her interest in using the camera to transmit tactile feeling, to stimulate the senses with her sublime audio visual offerings.
Inspired by this observation, video essayist Luís Azevedo filters her work through one of the five senses: touch, taste, sound, smell and sight. Welcome to the sensual world of Claire Denis.
Published 15 Apr 2019
By Luís Azevedo
This new video essay explores the director’s evocative use of colour, from Medicine for Melancholy to If Beale Street Could Talk.
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A side-by-side video comparison of the seminal 1960 horror and its near-identical 1998 update.