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or Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about her film making process and technique. In this lecture Claire Denis discusses some of the technical aspects of her work, working with HD vs. 35 mm film, Super 35 mm and CinemaScope, the depth of field and composition of shots, the differences between digital and screening films in the theater in relation to rehearsing, her film "35 Shots of Rum," slavery, colonialism, France, hair as a racial and political signifier focusing on narrative and non-narrative film making. This is the fifth lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. Public lecture open for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011. Claire Denis. Claire Denis (born in 1948, Paris, France) is an award-winning filmmaker and professor of film at the European Graduate School. Denis is recognized as one of the preeminent voices in contemporary European cinema. The themes of post-colonialism, its despondency and malaise, first exposed in her debut film, Chocolat (1988), have shadowed her career. In her later work Denis reveals the incomprehensibility and tragedy that underlie, and perhaps support, the calm surface we restrict our attention to. Denis exposes the exceptions, conflicts, and unforeseen and unaccountable intrusions that weave through the fabric of our skin, and the spaces holding us together, in a manner indisputably pronounced ...