The latest triumphant offering from award-winning French writer and director Claire Denis (Beau Travail, White Material), last year’s Un Certain Regard select Bastards (2013) is a disturbing and utterly mesmerising examination of transgression, a tour-de-force in atmospheric filmmaking and a thrilling, highly modern take on the classic film noir. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Bastards this coming Monday (28 April), we have THREE Blu-ray copies of Denis’ brooding French drama to give away to our avid readers, courtesy of the ever-generous folks at UK distributor Artificial Eye. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Shipping captain Marco Silvestri (Vincent Lindon) receives a phone call from his sister, urgently calling him back to Paris. Her husband has committed suicide, her daughter Justine (Lola Créton) is missing and the family business has gone under. She holds her husband’s business partner, Edouard Laporte (a sinister Michel Subor), accountable and Marco sets out to expose his treachery. However, as he begins to scratch under the surface, Marco discovers a dangerous underworld of violence, corruption and exploitation that will culminate in a final, shocking revelation.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Bastards on Blu-ray, just answer the following simple question:

What is the name of Claire Denis’ former band, who also provide the eerie soundtrack for latest film Bastards?

a) Micachu and the Shapes
b) The Sugarcubes
c) Tindersticks

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Bastards’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Claire Denis’ Bastards is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 28 April, courtesy of Artificial Eye.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 1 May 2014.

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