Stars at Noon poster

From acclaimed filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail, Let The Sunshine In) comes Stars at Noon. A young American journalist stranded in present-day Nicaragua (Margaret Qualley) falls for an enigmatic Englishman (Joe Alwyn) who seems like her best chance of escape. She soon realizes, though, that he may be in even greater danger than she is.

Slant Magazine describes Stars at Noon as “pure Denis”, further adding that “save for the luscious glow on the two leads—boozy beacons of lust and life amid all the soul-sapping death—the lighting is chillingly sterile. Adding to the aura of emotional disconnect, Denis and cinematographer Eric Gautier wreak havoc with spatial geography. Trish and Daniel often appear to be sitting in completely incongruous positions between shots, though their conversation proceeds normally. Words flow despite bodies being unmoored.”

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