Trouble Every Day
2001, Claire Denis, France, 101 min. With Vincent Gallo, Béatrice Dalle.
- Fri, Apr 21st 6:00pm
- Tue, Apr 25th 6:00pm
“Startlingly original...Denis creates a horror film unlike any other, buttressing the shocks with an eye and an ear for beauty.” — Scott Tobias, The A.V. Club
TROUBLE EVERY DAY is Denis’s most controversial, divisive film, an audacious change-of-pace that transposes some of her recurring themes and performers into the framework of an erotic splatter film. The film parallels two characters — an American (Gallo) on honeymoon in Paris, and a Frenchwoman (Dalle) imprisoned by her scientist husband (Alex Descas). Both are struggling with a drug-induced affliction that yokes sexual hunger with a literal hunger for flesh, so that consummation inevitably leads to cannibalism — seen in two harrowing scenes whose over-the-top blood-letting led one critic to compare them to action-painting. In French and English with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)
APRIL 25: Lecture by award-winning filmmaker and installation artist Melika Bass, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.