Coming from an auteurist symposium in a 2009 issue of the invaluable online journal Reverse Shot, this video essay (constructed by Kevin B. Lee) takes to assessing Claire Denis’ enigmatic 2004 work L’Intrus (The Intruder) in a manner befitting the fragmented and elliptical nature of the movie. Lee’s approach of a loosely abstracted interpretation rhymes nicely with the densely subjective aesthetic that Denis explores so masterfully in the film.
And as a bit of complimentary content, here are some related thoughts from the always perceptive Ignatiy Vishnevetsky:
“The movie isn’t structured along the lines through which we usually approach memory and experience. It passes over the ‘conscious’ story, the way we think about our experiences, instead presenting a sequence of events and memories in the way we experience them. And it’s not concerned with who is experiencing what or why, or the usual delineations of character and time. It shows how a moment exists before we understand that it has occurred.” – Sounds, Images