Lover for a Day
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    Lover for a Day

    L'Amant d'un jour

    Directed by

    France

    2017

    76 min

    • French

    Drama

    This is the story of a father, his 23-year-old daughter, who goes back home one day because she has just been dumped, and his new girlfriend, who is also 23 and lives with him.

    Awards

    • SACD Award - Cannes Directors' Fortnight

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Eric Caravaca
    Esther Garrel
    Louise Chevillotte
    Screenplay
    Jean-Claude Carrière
    Caroline Deruas
    Arlette Langmann
    Philippe Garrel
    Cinematography
    Renato Berta
    Editing
    François Gédigier
    Music
    Jean-Louis Aubert
    Sales
    SBS INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    SBS PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    Very elegantly crafted.

    Pamela Pianezza, Variety

    Still fascinating Garrel.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Garrel carefree films with continuity on the same subjects of always and with conflicts and similar personages.

    Diego Batlle, Otros Cines

    The veteran French director Philippe Garrel is on a major roll at the moment.

    David Jenkins, Little White Lies

    Garrel offers a film that is like a Polaroid, joyfully impure and with fuzzy outlines.

    Juanma Ruiz, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

    Garrel has the touch of a wiser man not taking judgment on his characters' youthful foibles, where setbacks are to be embraced and learned from rather than experiences discarded from memory.

    Ed Frankl, The Film Stage

    Garrel is the only director who continues filming in the style of that modern cinema of which he has always been an illustrious bulwark.

    Àngel Quintana, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

    A lot happens in just 75 minutes of screen time, offering viewers emotional fallout that lingers much longer.

    Lisa Nesselson, Screen International

    Philippe Garrel

    Philippe Garrel

    France

    Philippe Garrel is a French director and actor. He received the Prix Jean-Vigo for THE SECRET CHILD in 1982. He was twice awarded at the Venice Film Festival by the Silver Lion for best director, in 1991 for I DON'T HEAR THE GUITAR ANYMORE and in 2005 for REGULAR LOVERS, for which he also received the Prix Louis-Delluc. His films often relate to the youth of the 60’s protest, to which he belonged.

    His film LOVER FOR A DAY (2017) was selected at the Directors' Fortnight at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.