L’AMANT D’UN JOUR / LOVER FOR A DAY

Lover for a Day closes Philippe Garrel’s magnificent trilogy of spare,
black and white films about love and romance in contemporary Paris.
The film begins one night when young Jeanne arrives in tears at her
father’s apartment after leaving her boyfriend. She discovers that
her father Gilles is living with Ariane, a woman her age. As the three
of them settle into forced cohabitation, Jeanne and Ariane become
close and Gilles and Ariane’s relationship is tested. While any film in
the loose trilogy might serve as a perfect introduction to a director
considered French cinema’s great poet, as well as its most inspired
craftsman, Lover for a Day has the added attraction of shifting per-
spective to that of its female characters. And more than fifty years
after he began making films as a teenager, Garrel remains a natural
at capturing young people on film—their way of talking, dressing, and
thinking about the world. But the beauty of Lover for a Day is in its way
of articulating the relationship between the young and their elders and
delicately observing the passage from one generation to the next. In
this modest but perfect film, Garrel is nothing less than a historian of
our feelings.

DIRECTOR
Philippe Garrel

SCREENPLAY
Philippe Garrel
Jean-Claude Carrière
Caroline Deruas-Garrel
Arlette Langmann

CAST
Éric Caravaca
Esther Garrel
Louise Chevillotte

DETAILS
Drama
French
76 min.
France, 2018
DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD

DISTRIBUTOR
MUBI

PRICE RANGE
DVD/Blu-Ray: $300
DCP: $450