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Saturday, May 14, 2016
6:00 PM


Logan Center, Screening Room 201



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Film Studies Center


The Film Studies Center presents a screening of "Malgré la nuit" with director Philippe Grandrieux in attendance.

An English musician in search of his vanished lover in Paris begins a destructive relationship with a nurse grieving the death of her infant son, joining her on her quest for oblivion in the subterranean world of a brutal sex ring. Co-written with Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central) and inspired by philosopher Gottfried Leibniz’s The Monadology, Malgré la nuit is one of Grandrieux’s most emotional works. The exploration of love and the fragility of the human psyche is presented in Grandrieux’s signature elliptical, visceral style, daring viewers to watch the characters’ Orphic journey.

(Philippe Grandrieux, France, 2015, 150 min., DCP)

Philippe Grandrieux is an artist who works in feature film, experimental television, video art, documentary, and museum and gallery installation. His films have screened at the Locarno Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, the Festival du nouveau cinéma of Montréal, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Film retrospectives, installations, and performances have taken place around the world, including at the Centre Pompidou Metz, Lincoln Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge, MA.

In partnership with the Department of Cinema and Media Studies; the France Chicago Center; the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative; Critical Inquiry; and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality’s Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project.