Metrograph Pictures to Release L’Intrus on March 26


Claire Denis’s Luminous, Globe-Spanning Masterpiece
Opens March 26 Exclusively at

”Denis is one of cinema‘s greatest narrative poets, and L’intrus (The Intruder), the story of an adventurer, is her most adventurous cinematic poem.“—Amy Taubin, Film Comment

”Magnificent enigma of a film . . . a collagelike stream of allusive cinematic poetry.“—Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Metrograph Pictures presents L’Intrus (The Intruder), one of Claire Denis’s most enduring masterpieces, opening Friday, March 26 exclusively at for an extended digital engagement for members only.

One of Denis’s most ambitious, complicated, and exhilaratingly daring films, L’Intrus charts an itinerary traveling from the snowy Alps to Korea to Tahiti, following an old mercenary (Michel Subor, from Le Petit Soldat and Beau travail) in search of both a heart transplant and his long-estranged son (Denis regular Grégoire Colin). Featuring visceral camerawork by Agnès Godard, a backstory supplied by snippets from Paul Gégauff’s 1965 Subor-starring film Le Reflux, and lots of feral dogs, L’Intrus (The Intruder) is as easy to feel as it is impossible to resolve, pushing Denis’s elliptical style to the extreme and transforming the logic and laws of narrative in the process of adapting an unadaptable essay by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. With Alex Descas (35 Shots of Rum, Irma Vep, No Fear, No Die), Béatrice Dalle (Trouble Every Day, Betty Blue), Lolita Chammah (At Eternity's Gate), and Yekaterina Golubeva (Pola X).

Metrograph digital memberships are available nationwide for $5/month or $50/year. More information available here.

Screeners are available for consideration. Please contact Michael Lieberman if interested - [email protected].


About Metrograph Digital

Metrograph Digital, long in the works, will continue and expand long after the theatrical film experience returns. An expansion of digital initiatives will now include ticketed extended engagements on demand (TVOD), as well as expanded editorial coverage and exclusive original video work available exclusively to members.

“The digital strategy of Metrograph will be to roll out new components through 2020 and beyond,” said Metrograph CEO Christian Grass. “Our goal is to present all the facets of the Metrograph experience—from our distinct film programming, editorial coverage, and original video material—to create a compelling, essential home for anyone who is passionate about movies.”