Impulsive and rakish, Luc is in Paris only briefly to become certified as a cabinetmaker—but long enough to ensorcel a beautiful young woman he picks up at a bus stop. Soon he’s juggling three relationships, but really only one—with his own ego.
Philippe Garrel’s exquisite new film—about a rake’s wayward desires and inability to truly respect the women in his life—is a gem of a moral tale from the post-New Wave legend. Premiering in the Berlinale’s competition, it is co-written by the late Jean-Claude Carrière and shot on luminous 35mm.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States