A 30-year-old man lives with a woman in a small, furnished rental. He has a daughter by another woman – a woman he abandoned. A theatre actor and very poor, he is madly in love with this other woman. She was once a rising star, but all offers of work have dried up. The man does everything he can to get her a role, but nothing works out. The woman cheats on him. And then she leaves him. The man tries to kill himself, but fails. His sister visits him in hospital. She’s all he has left – his sister and the theatre.
* Catalan première
(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)