Trouble Every Day

Trouble Every Day cover

My monograph on Trouble Every Day (2001), directed by Claire Denis, for the Devil’s Advocates series is now available for pre-order at Liverpool University Press and will be released summer 2021.

Trouble Every Day is as beautiful as it is brutal, an exploration of violence, passion and desire. It is certainly a challenging film, but one that deserves to be reassessed, both for its thematic concerns as well as Denis’ visceral visual aesthetic (crafted with her frequent collaborator, cinematographer Agnès Godard).

This book considers how Trouble Every Day reflects the darkness of the world we live in, exploring desire, fantasy and autonomy in a compelling cinematic experience that beguiles and violates.