Claire Denis, 2005
Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
From the director of Friday Night and Trouble Every Day, Towards Mathilde is an intimate portrait of Mathilde Monnier, France's leading contemporary choreographer.
Denis captures the radical choreographer as she explores the birth, formulation, and performance of several new pieces. With music by P. J. Harvey. (84 mins., 35mm)
Monnier is the director of the Centre Choregraphique National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. Visit its web site for more info about the choreographer and her work.