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Mon, 14 Apr 2008 22:14:38 +0100
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An evening dedicated to revealing the thinking behind great filmmaking

Tonight: Claire Denis's The Intruder (2004)

Hosted by Daniel Frampton
with guest speaker Laura McMahon from Cambridge University

Free, 7pm
Monday 28 April 2008
Roxy Bar and Screen
128-132 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB
020 7407 4057
Tube: Borough or London Bridge

Inspired by a memoir written by the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy,  
The Intruder concerns Louis, a man with a shady past who lives in a  
cabin in the Jura mountains near the Swiss border. He is estranged  
from his son, who is married to a border guard, and lusts after a  
neighbour who breeds huskys (though he holds the affections of a  
visiting pharmacist). But he realises he needs a heart transplant and  
hires a beautiful and mysterious Russian black marketeer to find him a  
new one. This leads him onto another search, back into his past...

Claire Denis's film is both haunting and elusive, and paints a subtle  
and elliptical picture of it's mysterious protagonist. But it is the  
film itself, sensuous and poetic, that holds us and tells us things  
about Louis beyond any need for dialogue or explanation.

Following the film will be a short talk by Laura McMahon from  
Cambridge University, and then afterwards the audience are invited to  
take part in a free flowing discussion.

The evening is hosted by Daniel Frampton, founding editor of the salon- 
journal Film-Philosophy (est. 1996) <>,  
and author of Filmosophy (Wallflower Press, 2006) < 



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