Casting unsparing but understanding eyes on a closed male world, Claire Denis’s film relocates Herman Melville’s Billy Bud to a French Foreign Legion outpost. Denis Lavant has one of his finest roles as the sergeant-major whose profound love for his commander (Michel Subor) is threatened by the presence of a kind and innocent recruit (Grégoire Colin). Beau Travail won the César for Best Cinematography (to Agnès Godard) in 2001.
Screenings followed by a pre-recorded discussion with the acclaimed director of photography, Agnès Godard
29 Aug 2pm
30 Aug 4.20pm
1 Sept 6.20pm
Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project with support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and MUBI
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