Watch: First Full Trailer for Claire Denis' Festival Favorite 'Bastards'

October 9, 2013
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Claire Denis' Bastards Trailer

At the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, I was given my first introduction to Claire Denis. I snuck my way into the premiere screening of her new film Bastards, originally titled Les salauds in French, a seductive neo-noir drama about an old sea captain protecting his loved ones. I was instantly in love with her filmmaking style and enjoyed the film quite a bit, which paved the way to explore the rest of her past work. I highly recommend discovering Claire Denis and all of her films if you're not already familiar with her. And if you're familiar already, then add this to your list to watch next. Her latest is this drama called Bastards, an atmospheric psychological thriller starring Vincent Lindon & Chiara Mastroianni. See the trailer here.

Watch the first official US trailer for Claire Denis' Bastards (or Les salauds), direct from IFC Films:

Claire Denis' jagged, daringly fragmented and very darkest film - visually, psychologically, and politically – is that rarest of cinematic narratives, a genuinely contemporary film noir. Inspired by recent French sex ring scandals involving men of wealth and power, Denis positions the superb Vincent Lindon as the movie's moral and erotic center. Lindon is a sea captain gone AWOL to come to the rescue of his estranged sister (Julie Bataille) and his teenaged niece (Lola Créton); Chiara Mastroianni is Lindon's married lover, who has sold her soul in exchange for the security of her young son; and the remarkable Michel Subor, an erstwhile Denis collaborator since Beau Travail, is the very embodiment of an evil beyond comprehension. The film premiered in Cannes, is playing at NYFF, and will be released by Sundance Selects starting October 23rd.

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