Much has been made of the fleshiness of Claire Denis’ 2001 horror film, Trouble Every Day. With its cannibalistic and erotic themes, the film almost demands a tactile analysis.
But in my most recent viewing of Trouble Every Day, I was struck by its uncanny sound design. The sound does not call attention to itself as prominently as the visuals, but it’s central to the feeling of uneasiness that saturates the film.
I recommend watching this video with headphones.
Warning: video contains blood, stalking, and suicide ideation.
From January 27 to February 10, the Cinema will revisit one of Claire Denis’ most acclaimed films, Beau Travail (1999), as part of the 10 Years, 10 Films, 10 Perspectives series. You will be able to stream the film to the device of your choosing via a link and passcode which will only be provided through our Weekly Email. You must be subscribed to our Weekly Email to receive the film’s link and passcode.
Laura Ivins loves stop motion, home movies, imperfect films, nature hikes, and Stephen Crane’s poetry. She has a PhD from Indiana University and an MFA from Boston University. In addition to watching and writing about movies, sometimes she also makes them.