Films By Philippe Garrel

“The director paints a contemporary yet timeless world in which the intensity of human feelings is the main distraction.” - Screen International ... On assignment, professional photographer François (Louis Garrel) finds himself falling, for better or worse, for the newly married, slightly unhinged, up-and-coming actress Carole. When her husband returns, François attempts to cut things short and th... Read more
"A magnificently sculpted black-and-white film which plunges us into the twists and turns of life as a couple, a striking and deceptively simple film about truth, lies and blindness, an implicit portrait of life as a penniless artist: the best ingredients of the inimitable and timeless style of Philippe Garrel." – Cineuropa ... One of the great auteurs of French cinema, Philippe Garrel (Jealousy, ... Read more
"A masterful work ... the film takes on the air of a fairytale, a quality aided no doubt by the fact that much of it unfurls from the child's point of view." – Senses of Cinema ... In Philippe Garrel's (Regular Lovers, 2005; That Summer, MIFF 2012) latest film, Louis, a struggling 30-year-old actor, leaves his girlfriend and the mother of his daughter to be with another woman. While still maintain... Read more
Veteran French director Philippe Garrel is at his poetic best in this gentle, Cannes award-winning exploration of love and fidelity. ... Crashing at her philosophy professor father's apartment in the wake of a painful break-up, Jeanne discovers that he has a girlfriend, Ariane, who is the same age as her. As the trio try to negotiate the shared space, jealousies flare; but as the relationship betw... Read more
“That Summer has a sweet retro taste of the Nouvelle Vague.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A four-hander about friendship and fidelity from veteran French auteur Phillipe Garrel (Regular Lovers; Frontiers of Dawn, MIFF 09), That Summer follows hip artist Frédéric as he strikes up a friendship with penniless movie extra Paul and his girlfriend Elisabeth. When Frédéric and his Italian movie star wife Ang... Read more
After losing his wife to an overdose, François, a 30-year-old director, decides to make an anti-drugs film. But with a difficult subject matter, it's hard to find backers. Driven by the project, and the desire to place his new girlfriend, Lucie, in the leading role, he is offered a cynical pact: a shady businessman offers him a huge sum of money to smuggle two suitcases of heroin across the border... Read more
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