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A FILM BY PHILIPPE GARREL

SYNOPSIS

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, and is an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Film Festival.

 

ONE OF THE 
TOP TEN FILMS OF 2017
CAHIERS DU CINÉMA

TRAILER

CAST & CREW

ERIC CARAVACA

as Gilles

REVIEWS

“Philippe Garrel’s ‘Lover for a Day’ looks like a dream”

MANOHLA DARGIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Philippe Garrel stays true to form in this tangle of love and sex”

 SCREENDAILY

“Alluring and very elegantly crafted”

VARIETY

“One of the early gems of cinema viewing in this new year”

 SCREEN ANARCHY

“A bittersweet and intoxicating study of relationships in flux”

THE FILM STAGE

“Lover for a Day confirms what we already knew, that Philippe Garrel is a master filmmaker”

 SCREEN SLATE

“Perhaps no modern filmmaker has captured romantic anguish as profoundly and movingly as Philippe Garrel”

FILM COMMENT

“Esther Garrel, the director’s daughter, turned heads with her role as Marzia in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, and brings a similar jittery, juvenile energy to this film, only with more barbed edges”

 THE VILLAGE VOICE

“Esther Garrel cuts a striking figure”

 THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“[Louise Chevillotte] is captivating”

LOS ANGELES TIMES