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The Independent Culture

A gentle, family drama is an unexpected move for Claire Denis, the French director who brought us Vincent Gallo as a vampire (Trouble Every Day).

But in Denis' hands, the universe seems to exist within a minute domestic detail. Understated but intense, the film is a patchwork of glimpses into the relationship between a single father and his teenage daughter. Full of languid, tactile close-ups and overlaid with a score from Tindersticks, it's a slow-burning sensory delight.

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