LA JALOUSIE / JEALOUSY

SYNOPSIS
Perhaps no auteur is better suited to exploring the all-consuming emotion
of this movie’s title than Philippe Garrel, who has been making intimate,
deeply felt films, often rooted in autobiography, about love and loss for
five decades. As Jealousy, shot in lustrous black-and-white, opens, Louis
(Louis Garrel, the director’s son, here in his fifth collaboration with his
father) is in the process of leaving Clothilde (Rebecca Covenant), with
whom he has a young daughter, Charlotte (Olga Milshtein), to live with
Claudia (Anna Mouglalis). The three adults are all actors, though only
Louis appears to be working with any regularity, performing with a troupe
that mounts productions of French classics. Claudia, frustrated by her
stalled career, initially lives in fear that Louis will abandon her, though
soon she begins a clandestine romance with someone else. The vagaries
of the human heart are probed with Garrel’s typical rigor and incisiveness;
the director forgoes histrionics to empathetically focus on his characters’
foibles and inconsistencies. Basing Jealousy’s script on an incident from
his own childhood—when his father, the acclaimed actor Maurice Garrel,
left his mother for another woman—Philippe Garrel has found a perfect
surrogate in Milshtein, an immensely wise and charismatic newcomer.

“Intimate and concentrated. Right at the intersection of direct and oblique, like a
good haiku.”

—Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice

DIRECTOR
Philippe Garrel

SCREENPLAY
Marc Cholodenko and Caroline Deruas-Garrel

CAST
Louis Garrel
Anna Mouglalis

GENRE Drama
LANGUAGE French
RUNNING TIME 77’
PRODUCTION France, 2013
FORMAT(S) Blu-Ray, DCP, DVD

DISTRIBUTOR
DistriB Films