Philippe Garrel

France 73 min min Fiction


Pierre and Manon make low-budget documentaries and live off odd jobs. When Pierre meets a young trainee, Elisabeth, she becomes his mistress. But Pierre doesn’t want to leave Manon – he wants to keep both women. Elisabeth discovers that Manon has a lover, and tells Pierre. Pierre returns to Manon, the woman he truly loves. Feeling betrayed, he begs her, neglecting Elisabeth… Catalan première

* Festivals and awards
Best Film in Athens / Best actress in Seville / Cannes – Quinzaine des Réalisateurs


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: In the Shadow of Women
Director: Philippe Garrel
Script: Jean-Claude Carrière
Contact: Wild Bunch
With: Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Lena Paugam
Country: France
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Length: 73 min min
Language: French
Subtitles: Catalan, Spanish, English
Edition: 2016