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New Trailer Alert! N.A. Theatrical Trailer & Poster for SHE IS CONANN, Bertrand Mandico’s Latest Acclaimed Queer 35mm Epic Fantasy, Opening Feb 2

Earning its well-deserved spot on "Best Of Lists" worldwide, the epic queer fantasy "SHE IS CONANN" continues to capture hearts and imaginations. From its standout screening at Fantastic Fest to the anticipation building over the past month, the film is now gearing up for a theatrical debut in select theaters. With approximately a month left until Bertrand Mandico's visionary feature hits the big screen, Altered Innocence, the distribution company behind this cinematic gem, has treated us to a sneak peek. Feast your eyes on the brand-new trailer and poster revealed today, and be sure to check out the screening dates – because you won't want to miss this enchanting experience near you!

A new theatrical trailer and poster has been released for Bertrand Mandico’s SHE IS CONANN ahead of Altered Innocence's upcoming North Americantheatrical release, which kicks off next month on February 2nd, 2024. SHE IS CONANN will be opening in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, and more, with Mandico and star Elina Löwensohn in attendance for select opening weekend screenings at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. In addition to the opening of his latest feature, both Anthology Film Archives and select Alamo Drafthouses across the country will be presenting special short showcases of newly debuting work.

The third feature from the celebrated and visionary French filmmaker following THE WILD BOYS, which topped Cahiers du Cinéma’s 2018 list of Top 10 Films, and the multi-award-winning AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE) —both of which were released by Altered Innocence in North America— SHE IS CONANN is a barbaric fantasy sci-fi trip that boldly celebrates the influences of Fellini Satyricon, The Night Porter, The Hunger, and Fassbinder’s entire oeuvre to craft a moving portrait of a warrior trying to find her place while existing outside of space, time, and meaning. 

Mandico’s most ambitious work yet, the film blurs realities and flips genders, loosely using the American cult classic Conan the Barbarian as groundwork for this intoxicatingly lush 35mm-shot hero’s journey. Starring Claire Duburcq (1917, AFTER BLUE), Christa Théret (RENOIR), Sandra Parfait (Netflix’s Lupin), Agata Buzek (AFTER BLUE, HIGH LIFE), Nathalie Richard (AFTER LOVE, IRMA VEP), and Françoise Brion (L'IMMORTELLE) as the many faces of Conann —from young woman to warrior queen, each overcoming the last— in addition to Julia Riedler (LUZ) and Mandico-constant Elina Löwensohn (AMATEUR, LET THE CORPSES TAN), who has appeared in every one of his films, in the role of Rainer, the Cerberus guardian of the underworld.

A visceral and impulsive queer artist with a prolific body of work in singular and form challenging cinema, Mandico is a co-founder and follower of the 12-rule Incoherence Manifesto, which includes the prompts 'filming must be done on expired film stock,' ‘special effects must be made in-camera,’ and 'the film must be in an uncertain geography, timeless, ban any realistic effect’.

New Trailer:


Opening — 1/24 

RAINER'S UNGODLY CAMERA: 3 Shorts by Bertrand Mandico

Alamo Drafthouses in Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Raleigh, NC, San Francisco, CA, Springfield, MO, Yonkers, NY

One Night Only — 1/30 

Special Advance SHE IS CONANN Preview Screenings 

Alamo Drafthouses in Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, El Paso, TX, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Lubbock, TX, New York, NY, Raleigh, NC, San Francisco, CA, Springfield, MO, Winchester, VA, Yonkers, NY

Opening — 2/2

SHE IS CONANN Theatrical Release Weeklong Runs

Anthology Film Archives - New York, NY

Bertand Mandico & Elina Löwensohn in attendance for select opening weekend shows

Gateway Film Center - Columbus, OH

Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville - Chicago, IL

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh - Raleigh, NC

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar - Austin, TX

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sloans Lake - Denver, CO

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Boston Seaport - Boston, MA

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema New Mission - San Francisco, CA

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

Screening 2/3 & 2/4


U.S. debut of new short work at Anthology Film Archives 

Opening 2/9

SHE IS CONANN Theatrical Release Expansion Weeklong Runs

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lower Manhattan - New York, NY

Grand Illusion Cinema - Seattle, WA

More to come!

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