Philippe Garrel

France 76 min Catalan premiere Fiction


After a devastating breakup, the only place twenty-three-year old Jeanne has to stay in Paris is the small flat of her father, Giles. But when Jeanne arrives, she finds that her father’s new girlfriend has moved in too: Arianne, a young woman her own age. Each is looking for their own kind of love in a city filled with possibilities. Lover for a Day premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, where it was awarded the SACD prize from the French Writers and Directors Guild.


Philippe Garrel

(París, 1948) He made numerous short films during his youth, including Une plume pour Carole, Les enfants desaccordes and Droit de visite. His feature debut, Marie pour, won the Grand Prix at the Festival du Jeune Cinéma de Hyères. In 1982 Garrel was awarded the Jean Vigo Prize for L’enfant secret. A child of the Nouvelle Vague, he continued his path with Les baisers de secours (1988). In 1992, his J’entends plus la guitare won the Silver Lion in Venice, an Award he received a second time for Regular Lovers (2005), a sensitive evocation of May 68 starring his son, Louis. L’Amant d’un jour has been screened the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, IFFR and Gijón, among many others.

Filmography: Amante por un día (2017), L’ombre des femmes (2015, D'A 2016), La Jalouise (2013, D'A 2014), Un verano ardiente (2011), Los amantes regulares (2005), Inocencia salvaje (2001), Liberté, la nuit (1983), L’ enfant secret (1982), La cicatrice intérieure (1972), Les enfants désaccordés (1964)

Philippe Garrel

Film information

Original Title: L'amant d'un jour
Director: Philippe Garrel
Script: Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann
Contact: La Aventura Audiovisual
With: Éric Caravaca, Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte
Country: France
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 76 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2018


SACD Prize Quinzaine de Realisateurs Cannes