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Largest U.S. Career Retrospective of Philippe Garrel at Metrograph

The child of Cocteau and Godard” (Rivette), “the proverbial underrated genius” (Assayas), Philippe Garrel began making films at sixteen, fired by a mythopoetic vision and a political fervor that crested and crashed in May ’68, whose turmoil he filmed in the long-lost, newly discovered Actua 1, and decades later re-created from memory in Regular Lovers (both of which will screen in Part 2 of this retrospective). Then, beginning with 1982’s L’enfant secret, Garrel became something of the patron saint of narrative minimalists, making pareddown, cloistered works fascinated with the significance of minute gestures yet encompassing wider world affairs both social and romantic. Garrel’s reflective films draw heavily on his autobiography—the women in his life, including the chanteuse Nico, his companion for a crucial decade-long interlude; his addictions and inner turmoil; a family of politically-engaged artisans, incorporating as actors father Maurice, son Louis and most-recently daughter Esther, alongside comrades Jean-Pierre Léaud, Anne Wiazemsky, Pierre Clémenti and Zouzou.

Part 1 of this retrospective, which will be the most complete yet in the United States, opens at Metrograph on October 12, includes recent digital restorations and new 35mm prints, providing a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience fifty years of work from cinema’s foremost poet. "Philippe Garrel: Part 2" runs from November 11 - 22.

Garrel To Appear In-Person!


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Marie pour mémoire, 1967 & Les enfants désaccordés, 1968, Directed by Philippe Garrel - New Digital Remasters

Anémone,1968 & Droit de visite, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1965, 35mm

Le révélateur, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1968 - New Digital Remaster
[Official Selection: NYFF Revivals]

Le lit de la vierge, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1970 - New 35mm Print

The Inner Scar (La cicatrice intérieure), Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1972 - New 35mm Print

Les hautes solitudes, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1974 - New Digital Remaster

Le berceau de cristal, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1976, 35mm

Liberté, la nuit, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1983, 35mm

Elle a passé tant d'heures sous les sunlights..., Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1984, 35mm

Emergency Kisses (Les baisers des secours), Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1989, 35mm

J'entends plus la guitare, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1991, 35mm

Sauvage innocence, Directed by Philippe Garrel, 2001, 35mm

Frontier of Dawn (La frontière de L'aube), Directed by Philippe Garrel, 2008, 35mm


"Philippe Garrel: Part 1" runs at Metrograph from October 12 - 26 - Click here to find more information.
"Philippe Garrel: Part 2" runs at Metrograph from November 11 - 22 - Click here to find more information.
L'enfant secret, (Directed by Philippe Garrel, 1979) Receives First-Ever U.S. Theatrical Run from October 18-24 - New Digital Remaster - [Official Selection: NYFF Revivals]

> Read Nicholas Elliott's piece about Philippe Garrel in 4Columns, "From Christ and carpet bombings to Jean Seberg and madness: a retrospective of the French post-New Wave filmmaker."


Image: "Frontier of Dawn" by Philippe Garrel

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