All those who believe that cinema is image and sound are stating the obvious. I have always made films with desire.

Claire Denis

French film director Claire Denis is one of the world’s most distinctive and significant cinematic voices. Her new film White Material takes Denis back to the intensely emotional post-colonial world of Cameroon, the setting for her acclaimed 1988 debut Chocolat. In the intervening years Denis has created an intimate, beautiful and poetic cinema. This touring retrospective is a rare opportunity to see this critically acclaimed director’s unique body of work.

Mark Cosgrove, Watershed’s Head of Programme

Tour dates, 2010