Seven by one of the smartest filmmakers in the world, whose work engages substantially and often brilliantly with post-colonial issues. Nov. 4: Chocolat (1988), her debut feature, which drew on her childhood experiences in West Africa. Nov. 5: I Can't Sleep (1994), about a French murder case. Nov. 6: Nanette and Boni (1996), about a sister and brother from a broken home. Nov. 8: The Intruder (2004), opaque, deliberate and continent-spanning. Nov. 10: Beau Travail (1999), inspired by Billy Budd; Trouble Every Day (2001), her vampire film. Nov. 11: White Material (2009), starring a strong-willed Isabelle Huppert. Denis is scheduled to attend screenings on Nov. 10 and 11.