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Claire Denis
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Denis at the 66th Venice International Film Festival
Born 21 April 1946 (1946-04-21) (age 75)
Paris, France
Alma mater IDHEC
Occupation director, writer, professor

Claire Denis born 21 April 1946) is a French film director and writer. Denis is widely considered as one of the strongest voices in contemporary world cinema: her films White Material and 35 Shots of Rum are frequently included among the best films of the 21st century, and, alongside her earlier works, e.g. Chocolat and Beau Travail, are considered as modern masterpieces and among the greatest films directed by women in the history of cinema. Her work has a lasting impact on cinematic identity of Europe and has dealt with themes of colonial and post-colonial West Africa, as well as issues in modern France.

Early life

Denis was born in Paris. She was raised in colonial French Africa. When she was 14 she moved back to Paris with her mother to finish her education.

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