Taken together, these films tell the history of mankind in the 20th. This is a wide panorama of time – even allowing for the deduction of wars and catastrophes. This 21stis a history of room temperature, with its samplings and probes. It is pleasant to be in though it is also necessary to attack it. This is what the programme was built around.
35 Shots of Rum (France, 2008) directed by Claire Denis, 100 min
This remarkable film by one of the most important contemporary European directors, Claire Denis, concerns the quiet life of the dark-skinned French of the bainlieues, in which hearts are broken in the most varied ways, – on the way to and from work, at bus stops and in the windows of houses at night. Apart from this, the film is dedicated to a major poet of daily routine in cinema – the Japanese Yasujiro Ozu.