Claire Denis is a French director, scriptwriter and professor at La Fémis in Paris. Her films address issues of subjectivity and desire, sexual transgression, violence, and post-colonialism from both the perspective of the colonized and the colonizing. Her works have been described as dream-like and enigmatic and she is known for her interest in formal exploration and and experimental style. Films of her include: Chocolat (1988), J’ai pas sommeil (1994), Bon Travail (1990), Trouble Every Day (2001), and White Material (2009). She is currently collaborating on a science-fiction project with writer Zadie Smith. Denis will be discussing her work.