Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 121: Tue May 3

Trouble Every Day (Denis, 2001): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.30pm

This 35mm presentation, also being screened on May 24th (details here), is part of the French Extremity season at BFI Southbank. The full film schedule can be found via this link. Tonight's screening wilkl be introduced by writer Sophie Monks Kuafman.

MOMA review: A portrait of devouring passion, Trouble Every Day is Denis’s most troubling work, but its potency derives less from its explicit images than from the sincerity with which it pursues its carnal conceit. Léo (Alex Descas), a doctor, is both caregiver and captor to his wife Coré (Béatrice Dalle), who suffers from a strange and deadly sexual affliction. Meanwhile, in a Parisian honeymoon suite, American scientist Shane (Vincent Gallo) keeps his virginal bride (Tricia Vessey) at bay as he attempts to manage his own dangerous appetites. Juliet Clark

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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