Claire Denis

Claire Denis

Claire Denis was born in France, but spent most of her childhood in France’s African colonies. A professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, she began working as an assistant to directors of the stature of Jacques Rivette, Costa-Gavras, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders. Her directorial debut, Chocolate (1988), met with great critical acclaim, which she has followed up with films like Nénette et Boni (1996), Beau travail (1999), Trouble Every Day (2001), Vendredi soir (2002), 35 Rhums (2009) and White Material (2010).