Still from the film BEAU TRAVAIL, featuring a circle of soldiers engaged in an exercise.

Beau Travail

Order a virtual screening of Beau Travail!

You can now pre-order a digital screening of Beau Travail for only $12, after which you’ll have 24 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 72 hours to finish watching.

With each screening of Beau Travail purchased, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Janus Films—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About Beau Travail:

1999. 93 m. Claire Denis. Janus Films. France. French, Italian, and Russian with English subtitles. NR.

With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Claire Denis firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time. Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Denis Lavant) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (Grégoire Colin) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten. Denis and cinematographer Agnès Godard fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema.

Order a virtual screening of Beau Travail!

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Eventive. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password.
  • This film can be viewed on a television (using Eventive’s Apple TV app, or mirroring a mobile device to your television set), a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) and/or a computer (by clicking on the link in the confirmation email).
  • For any questions regarding streaming, device, connection, or payment issues, you will need to reach out to Eventive directly.
  • Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at support@burnsfilmcenter.org.
  • Please note that we are unable to offer member prices.

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