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
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
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. It was selected to open the Director's Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[5]



In the Shadow of Women received acclaim from film critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 91% approval rating, based on 11 reviews, with an average score of 6.9/10.[7] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 75, based on 6 reviews.[8] The film magazine Cahiers du cinéma ranked In the Shadow of Women as the third best of 2015.[9]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Louis Delluc Prize[10] Best Film Nominated
Lumières Awards[11] Best Director Philippe Garrel Nominated
Best Actress Clotilde Courau Nominated


  1. ^ "Cannes Film Review: 'In the Shadow of Women'". Variety. 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "L'Ombre des femmes". JP's Box-Office. 
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  4. ^ "Cannes: 'In the Shadow of Women' to Open Directors' Fortnight". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "L'Ombre des femmes trailer: Stanislas Merhar and Clotilde Courau in the new Philippe Garrel". Allocine. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "In The Shadow of Women". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "In the Shadow of Women". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Top Ten 2015, Décembre 2015 n°717". Cahiers du cinema. 
  10. ^ "Prix Louis-Delluc 2015 : découvrez les nominations". Télérama. 27 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "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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