Lover for a Day:

The Autobiographical Cinema of Philippe Garrel

Friday, January 26 | 5:30 pm

Saturday, January 27 | 8 pm


Following a difficult breakup, twenty-three-year-old Jeanne (Philippe’s real-life daughter Esther Garrel) is forced to move back in with her unmarried professor father, Gilles. Unbeknownst to Jeanne, her father’s girlfriend, Ariane—who is Jeanne’s age—has also moved in. The latest work of unabashed, if still fictionalized autobiography, from the great writer-director Philippe Garrel, Lover for a Day was co-written by the filmmaker and his thirty-something wife, Caroline Deruas-Garrel, along with two others. This Cannes and New York Film Festival selection has been shot in an exquisite, low-contrast black-and-white that perfectly suits its moving story of romantic liberation, painful heartbreak, and familial love. Garrel shows no signs of slowing, or becoming less personal, as his career enters its sixth decade.


Director Philippe Garrel | 2017 | In French with English subtitles | 76 minutes | NR | DCP

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