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35 Shots of Rum

Friday, March 12 - Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Set among a small circle of friends and neighbors in a Parisian suburb, 35 SHOTS OF RUM is a warm, funny, and enchanting film from the great French filmmaker Claire Denis.

Lionel, a metro conductor, lives with his beautiful university student daughter Josephine in a bustling apartment complex. They have shared the same space for many years and have grown accustomed to one another’s company. Lately, Josephine has been spending time with Noe, a handsome young neighbor, while Lionel is finding himself drawn into a romance with close friend Gabrielle. As their lives are pulled in different directions, father and daughter realize they must confront an aspect of their past in order to embrace what lies ahead. Sumptuously filmed, this gloriously delicate and sublime new film casts a lovely spell unlike any other movie this year.


Top Ten Films of the Year:;Stephen Holden, The New York Times;Amy Taubin, Artforum;IndieWIRE Critics Poll;Film Comment Critics Poll;The Village Voice Critics Poll

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Directed By
Claire Denis

Alex Descas
Mati Diop
Nicole Dogué

Running Time
100 minutes

MPAA Rating
Not Rated

Distributed By
Cinema Guild

Country of Origin
France / Germany

French / German with English subtitles

Release Year