In the Shadow of Women
CAST: Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Lena Paugam DIRECTOR: Philippe Garrel TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Pierre and Manon are a pair of poor documentary makers, who scrape by with odd jobs. When Pierre meets young trainee Elisabeth, he falls for her, but wants to keep Manon at the same time. But the new girl in his life finds out that Manon has a lover. When she tells Pierre, the time comes for difficult decisions all round.
Veteran post-Nouvelle Vague helmer Philippe Garrel serves up an exquisite three-hander about life, art and the delusional male ego.Scott Foundas, Variety
Garrel may not be saying anything new about the capricious whims of the heart, but he does so with a purity of narrative and tone, and with thoroughly convincing performances from his stars.Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com