Magazine article Screen International

First English Trailer for Philippe Garrel's 'Lover for A Day'

Magazine article Screen International

First English Trailer for Philippe Garrel's 'Lover for A Day'

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EXCLUSIVE: Stylish, steamy and very French, Garrel's new feature explores his trademark theme of relationships.

Screen can reveal a first English-language version of the teaser for Lover For A Day, through French producer Saïd Ben Saïd's Paris-based production and distribution house SBS, which is also handling international sales.

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Philippe Garrel may be one of the only representatives of the French New Wave, alongside Agnès Varda, in Cannes this year as the festival marks its 70th anniversary, unless Jean-Luc Godard puts in a real-life appearance which is unlikely.

Garrel will not be premiering his latest work Lover For A Day in Official Selection, however, but rather Directors' Fortnight.

The director, 69, has been a regular guest at the parallel section ever since attending its first edition in 1969 when it launched as a rebellious counterpoint to the main festival following the student and workers revolt of 1968.

Set in contemporary Paris and shot in Garrel's trademark black-and-white style, the film tackles the director's life-long theme of relationships, their complications and what makes them tick or fail. …

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