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5th October 2018 @ 19:30 - 22:00

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Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: BEAU TRAVAIL at Ealing Town Hall (05 OCT 19:30):

BEAU TRAVAIL 1999 – cert 15 – 89 minutes – in French with English subtitles

Directed by Claire Denis

Starring Denis Lavant, Gregoire Colin, Michel Subor, Nicolas Duvauchelle

French Foreign Legion troops swelter through exercises by the sea and under the desert heat in the Horn of Africa. A tale of jealousy, repression and simmering tension, inspired by Herman Melville’s novel ‘Billy Budd, Sailor’, and with excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s opera alongside African pop music and disco dance tunes on its evocative soundtrack. Filmed in Djibouti with sensuous photography, this art film is atmospheric and mesmeric.

Winner of special mentions at the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals; several awards for best cinematography; named best film of the year in a Village Voice magazine film poll.

Voted among Sight and Sound’s Top 100 Greatest Films of All Time.