Trailer of the Day: Nenette and Boni

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Boniface, “Boni” for short, is 19. He works at a pizza van on the Marseilles waterfront. Since his mother died, he’s fallen out with Felix, his dad, who’s in retail (lights and lampshades) and must watch out for his 15-year-old kid sister Nenette. Boni drifts along in his world: pizzas, the hood, daydreams, and an imaginary love interest that only makes him feel more alone. He idles around in his hot, sweaty apartment, waiting for desire to come along and sweep him away. But as Boni dreams, reality intrudes. Here comes Nenette, on the run from the boarding school she hates and about to have a baby she doesn’t want. Boni doesn’t want to know, but she moves in all the same, into the abandoned apartment he inherited from their mother—his den, his last line of defense. Marginalized from the world, the two must find the bonds of family to find their identities and overcome the struggle to survive. (103 mins.)

NENETTE AND BONI screens on Sunday, May  5 at 4:30p.m. and Friday, May 10 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Claire Denis retrospective, THE LYRICAL SPACE OF CLAIRE DENIS.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase hereSeries passes are available here for $45 (an $109 value!).

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