In the Shadow of Women

Director: Philippe Garrel • France

In Philippe Garrel’s latest deconstruction of the Paris bourgeoisie, a documentarian flits selfishly between his wife (who’s also his artistic collaborator) and a pretty young intern, while absolving himself of any blame. With beautiful black-and-white compositions recalling Garrel’s roots in the French New Wave, this stripped-down, unflinching drama is a bracingly self-aware unveiling of the toxic male psyche.

Year: 2015
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 73 Min.
Festival Program: Highlight
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