Post-colonial Africa without the moral grandstanding.
Africa, both as a setting and an uncertain state of mind, has been a touchstone for the French filmmaker Claire Denis, who as the child of a public servant in the final years of colonial rule experienced various locales.
Strange, rewarding cinema.
Claire Denis' 1998 film Beau Travail is finally getting a release in this country. It's a strange film, rather demanding of audiences but it certainly has an allure and ultimately a reward.
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