Lover for a Day

Lover for a Day

Director: Philippe Garrel

2017, France, 1 hour 16 minutes

Program Notes

After a devastating breakup, the only place twenty-three-year old Jeanne has to stay in Paris is the small flat of her father, Giles. But when Jeanne arrives, she finds that her father’s new girlfriend has moved in too: Arianne, a young woman her own age. Each is looking for their own kind of love in a city filled with possibilities.



Lover for a Day premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, where it was awarded the SACD prize from the French Writers and Directors Guild, and was an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Film Festival.



“Philippe Garrel’s “Lover for a Day” looks like a dream.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times



“Perhaps no modern filmmaker has captured romantic anguish as profoundly and movingly as Philippe Garrel”  — Film Comment



“Lover for a Day confirms what we already knew, that Philippe Garrel is a master filmmaker”  — Screen Slate



“One of the early gems of cinema viewing in this new year.” — Screen Anarchy


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