IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN

Directed by Philippe Garrel
US release date: January 15th, 2016

A tightly focused romantic drama that exudes the narrative terseness of a good short story and the lucid craftsmanship of a filmmaker in full command of the medium. – Scott Foundas, Variety

The new film by the great Philippe Garrel (previously seen at the NYFF with Regular Lovers in 2005 and Jealousy in 2013) is a close look at infidelity—not merely the fact of it, but the particular, divergent ways in which it’s experienced and understood by men and women. Stanislas Merhar and Clotilde Courau are Pierre and Manon, a married couple working in fragile harmony on Pierre’s documentary film projects, the latest of which is a portrait of a resistance fighter (Jean Pommier). When Pierre takes a lover (Lena Paugam), he feels entitled to do so, and he treats both wife and mistress with disengagement bordering on disdain; when Manon catches Pierre in the act, her immediate response is to find common ground with her husband. Garrel is an artist of intimacies and emotional ecologies, and with In the Shadow of Women he has added narrative intricacy and intrigue to his toolbox. The result is an exquisite jewel of a film.


IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN
Romantic Drama | 73 min | 2015 | France
With Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Lena Paugam
Director Philippe Garrel
Story & Screenplay Philippe Garrel, Caroline Deruas, Jean-Claude Carrière
Producer Said Ben Said – SBS Productions
Original Music Jean-Louis Aubert

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Directors’ Fortnight
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AFI FEST – Los Angeles
 

US Distributor: Distrib Films

> Opens in New York on January 15 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center
> Opens in Los Angeles on January 29 at Laemmle Theaters Royal and Playhouse 7
. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Jan 26th at 7pm.

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