35 Shots of Rum

dir. Claire Denis




Lionel, a reserved man, lives in a modes appartment with his daughter, Josephine. The live a reasonable happy life, based on trust and mutual affection. However, over time, some sings that things have to change start to appear. There is balance between and closeness between the affection Josephine and Lionel have. He is about to retire, with his more tnat fifty years, from his job as a train driver. While she, being more thant twenty, studies anthropology and works in a music stablishmen. They live in an appartment complex at the parisian borders, where Noé is, a friend of the family who it attracted to Josephine but also wants to leave, while Gabrielle secretly wants Lionel. These lives that cross and divide, like the train tracks, are Claire Denis' matter to mold a world and characters in which daily habits and differences are displayed without empahsis, whitout condemning them or embellish, whitout taking away their inscription (social, political or cultural) without confining them to a ghetto, building an idea of community and family that comes from humanism and warmth that currently cannot be traced in contemporary cinema. Almost undetectable and sensorial, 35 Shots of Rum is one of those Denis movies that reinstate not only the faith in cinema, but also, in mankind

Director / Claire Denis Screenplay / Claire Denis, Jean-pol Fargeau Cinematography / Agnès Godard Editing / Guy Lecorne Production / Bruno Pesery Original Score / Tindersticks Cast / Alex Descas, Mat Diop, Grégoire Colin

Ficción, 100 min.

Claire Denis

Paris, 1946-48. Director and screenwriter. Denis studied economy, but abandoned the degree soon after. She then studied at IDHEC, the french school of film. After graduating, she worked as the asistan of Jacques Rivette, Costa-Gravas, Jim Jarmusch, and Wim Wenders. Since 2002, Denis is profesor at The Europeand Grad School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Her debut feature film was with Chocolat (1988). A semi-autobiographical meditation about african colonialism, which was greatly acclaimed. With her movies, such as US Go Home (1994), Nénette et Boni (1996), Beau travail (1999), Trouble Every Day (2001) and Vendredi soir (2002), she established her reputation as a filmmaker that has been able to "concile the french cinema lyricism with the impulse to capt the, ever so often, rigid face of the contemporary France."


  • 2018 — High Life
  • 2017 — Let the Sunshine In
  • 2015 — The Breidjing Camp (TV Movie documentary)
  • 2014 — III Contact  (Cortometraje)
  • 2014 — Voilà l'enchaînement   (Cortometraje)
  • 2013 — Venice 70: Future Reloaded
  • 2013 — Los canallas
  • 2011 — To the Devil  (Cortometraje)
  • 2009 — White Material
  • 2008 — 35 Shots of Rum
  • 2005 — Toward Mathilde
  • 2004 — The Intruder
  • 2002 — Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (segment "Vers Nancy")
  • 2002 — Friday Night
  • 2001 — Sangre caníbal
  • 1999 — Beau travail
  • 1996 — Nenette and Boni
  • 1995 — À propos de Nice, la suite ("Nice, Very Nice")
  • 1994 — Boom-Boom  (Cotrometraje)
  • 1994 — Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... (TV Series) (1 episode)  - US Go Home (1994)
  • 1994 — I Can't Sleep
  • 1994 — Cinéma, de notre temps (Serie TV) (1 episodio)  - Jacques Rivette - Le veilleur (1994)
  • 1993 — Monologues (Serie TV) (1 episodio)  - La robe à cerceau
  • 1991 — Figaro Stories  ("Keep It for Yourself")
  • 1991 — Keep It for Yourself  (Cortrometraje)
  • 1991 — Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Ushari Ahmed Mahmoud, Soudan")
  • 1990 — No Fear, No Die
  • 1989 — Man No Run
  • 1988 — Chocolat

Festivales y Premios

  • 2008 Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón: Premio especial del jurado
  • 2008 Festival de Cine de Hamburgo: Premio At Cinema
  • 2008 Festival de Cine de Venecia
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto
  • 2008 Festival Internacional de Cine de Salónica
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de Gotemburgo
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de Gotemburgo
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de Hong Kong
  • 2009 Festival de Cine de Estambúl
  • 2009 Festival de Cine de Los Ángeles
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de Edimburgo
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Karlovy Vary
  • 2009 Festival de cine de Río de Janeiro
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de Bangkok
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de San Paulo
  • 2009 Festival Internacional de Cine de St. Louis
  • 2010 Festival Internacional de Cine de Helsinki
  • 2012 Festival de Cine de Montevideo
  • 2014 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata
  • 2016 Festival de Cine New Horizons
  • 2019 Festival Internacional de Cine de Vilnius


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«Todo es sustancial, sucinto, medular en 35 tragos de ron. Como si cada escena, cada plano, cada línea de diálogo hubieran sido cincelados al máximo, con paciencia de artesano, para despojarlos de todo lo superfluo, hasta llegar a lo esencial».
— Fernando López: La Nación

«A la más pura usanza del impresionismo escrito de la Francia en el siglo XIX, la directora Claire Denis (una de las máximas expositoras del cine francés) lleva a su auditorio por un viaje de descubrimiento en la vida de un grupo de vecinos que habita edificio de apartamentos de clase media en París».
— Laura Hiros: Rincón de Cine

«Se puede vivir en una película como esta. No te quiere adiestrar. Podemo sentir un plot inconvencional que no libera de nuestro reloj interior de películas. Fluimos juntos. 35 tragos de ron es una película sabia y lo sabe».
–Roger Ebert

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