Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 208: Sat Jul 27

No Fear, No Die (Denis, 1990): Close-Up Cinema, 6pm 

This 35mm presentation, which is also being screened on July 13th, is part of the Claire Denis season at Close-Up Cinema. Full details here.

Harvard Film Archive review:
In sharp contrast to the lush, exquisitely composed Chocolat, Denis' second film uses its rough edge handheld camera to explore the claustrophobic and fraught world of two black immigrant friends raising fighting cocks in a gritty Parisian suburb. A precursor to Beau Travail's study of uneasy male camaraderie No Fear, No Die carefully observes the subtly shifting dynamic between the two men – wonderfully played by Denis’ favorite actors, Alex Descas and Isaach de Bankolé – and the rituals and cruelties that define their world. 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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