Queen of Diamonds

6 October, 2020 - 21:00
BOZAR Cinema, Brussels

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS a horseless western  

“At the American Frontier spins a ghostly oasis of dreams.
A woman without a number stands watching in the hand of Fate.
Fracturing landscapes deal time to cacophonies of greed.
In a town called Hell, wedding or funerals, winner takes Death”.
- Tinka Menkes


Followed by a live video conversation with Nina Menkes. 


in collaboration with BOZAR cinema
tickets - www.bozar.be

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Queen of Diamonds

Nina Menkes

Queen of Diamonds follows the alienated life of Firdaus (Tinka Menkes), a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas landscape juxtaposed between glittering casino lights and the deteriorating desert oasis. Negotiating a missing husband and neighbouring domestic violence, Firdaus’ world unfolds as a fragmented but hypnotic interplay between repetition and repressed anger. Shot with a beautiful compositional rigour echoing Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, Queen of Diamonds is a remarkable and demanding masterpiece of American independent filmmaking. Heralded as one of the most challenging and subversive filmmakers working today, the re-release of Queen of Diamonds marks the start of a new critical recognition for Menkes’ groundbreaking body of work.


New restoration by The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

English spoken, no subtitles