In the Shadow of Women

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In the Shadow of Women
In the Shadow of Women (poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Philippe Garrel
Produced by Saïd Ben Saïd
Michel Merkt
Written by Philippe Garrel
Jean-Claude Carrière
Caroline Deruas-Garrel
Arlette Langmann
Starring Clotilde Courau
Stanislas Merhar
Lena Paugam
Music by Jean-Louis Aubert
Cinematography Renato Berta
Edited by François Gédigier
Production
company
Distributed by SBS Distribution
Release date
  • 14 May 2015 (2015-05-14) (Cannes)
  • 27 May 2015 (2015-05-27) (France)
Running time
73 minutes
Country France
Switzerland[1]
Language French
Budget €2.4 million[2]
Box office $59,497[3]

In the Shadow of Women (French: L'Ombre des femmes)[4] is a 2015 French-Swiss drama film directed by Philippe Garrel, starring Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, and Lena Paugam.[5] It was selected to open the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[6] It is the second installment in Garrel's trilogy of love, the first being Jealousy (2013) and the third being Lover for a Day (2017).[7]

Plot

A filmmaker Pierre is working on a documentary film about the French Resistance. He is married to Manon. However, he encounters Elisabeth, an intern at a film archive, and has an affair with her.

Cast

Reception

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an 87% approval rating, based on 38 reviews, with an average score of 7.4/10.[9] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 74, based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10]

Eric Kohn of IndieWire gave the film a grade of B−, saying, "with its luscious 35mm photography and playful depiction of passionate lovers reaching a breaking point, the swift 72-minute drama delivers a satisfying riff on moody, intimate material Garrel has mined to richer effect many times before."[11] Scott Foundas of Variety described it as "a tightly focused romantic drama that exudes the narrative terseness of a good short story and the lucid craftsmanship of a filmmaker in full command of the medium."[1]

Cahiers du cinéma ranked it as the third best film of 2015.[12]

Accolades

Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Louis Delluc Prize[13] Best Film Nominated
Lumières Awards[14] Best Director Philippe Garrel Nominated
Best Actress Clotilde Courau Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b Foundas, Scott (14 May 2015). "Cannes Film Review: 'In the Shadow of Women'". Vaiety. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "L'Ombre des femmes". JP's Box-Office.
  3. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=intheshadowofwomen.htm
  4. ^ Cox, Gordon (8 May 2015). "Distrib Films U.S. Grabs Cannes Fortnight Opener 'In the Shadow of Women'". Variety. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ Ritman, Alex (15 April 2015). "Cannes: 'In the Shadow of Women' to Open Directors' Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Philippe Garrel's "L'Ombre des femmes" to open the 47th annual Directors' Fortnight". Quinzane des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  7. ^ Hopewell, John (30 May 2017). "Cannes: MUBI Acquires Philippe Garrel's 'Lover for A Day' for U.S., U.K. (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  8. ^ "L'Ombre des femmes trailer: Stanislas Merhar and Clotilde Courau in the new Philippe Garrel". Allocine. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  9. ^ "In The Shadow of Women". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  10. ^ "In the Shadow of Women". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  11. ^ Kohn, Eric (14 May 2015). "Cannes Review: Phillipe Garrel's 'In the Shadow of Women' is Charming, But We've Seen This Movie Before". IndieWire. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Top Ten 2015, Décembre 2015 n°717". Cahiers du cinéma. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Prix Louis-Delluc 2015 : découvrez les nominations". Télérama. 27 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Prix Lumières 2016 : Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse et Mustang en tête des nominations". AlloCiné. 4 January 2016.

External links

  • In the Shadow of Women on IMDb
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