In the Shadow of Women

Friday, January 15 - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Garrel’s (Regular Lovers, Jealousy) new film is a lustrous black-and-white portrait of infidelity as it capsizes an already shaky marriage. Pierre and Manon have established a fragile work-life bond, eking out a living while struggling to make his documentaries. Despite Manon’s devotion, Pierre has no qualms about seducing a younger women and taking her as his mistress—though he soon starts to feel as trapped with her as he does with his wife. But when he discovers that Manon has followed suit, Pierre’s bruised ego lashes out.

Official selection: Directors Fortnight – Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival

“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

  • Country France/Switzerland
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 73 minutes
  • Director Philippe Garrel

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