Claire Denis' ('High Life') tremendously moving '35 Shots of Rum' is a beautifully observed and emotionally vibrant father-daughter relationship drama.
Lionel is a widower, he has brought up his only daughter Joséphine since she was very small. Today, she's a young woman. They live side by side, living in each other's pockets, in a protective cocoon from the outside world. For Lionel, everything in his life revolves around his daughter and for Joséphine, her world is her father. Little by little, Lionel realises that time has passed and perhaps the time has come for them both to move on and find their independence.
★★★★★ "A film of warm, subtle power" - Jason Solomons, The Independent
★★★★★ "Marvellous" - Willy Hammond, Time Out
★★★★★ "A profound, discreet, hugely touching work that resonates in the memory" - David Gritten, The Telegraph