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Review: Philippe Garrel's 'Jealousy' Starring Louis Garrel and Anna Mouglalis

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • August 22, 2014 11:00 AM
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Jealousy
With its black-and-white cinematography and casting of his son as the lead, Philippe Garrel’s “Jealousy” (“La Jealousie”) feels remarkably personal and intimate. But that’s as it should be, given that Philippe Garrel based the script on his own father’s relationships. Louis Garrel stars as Louis, a man who leaves his wife (Rebecca Covenant) and young daughter Charlotte (Olga Milshtein) in the film’s first few minutes. He moves in with girlfriend Claudia (Anna Mouglalis) to a small apartment, where unhappiness soon begins to brew. He and Claudia are each tempted by others outside their relationship, while his ex-wife Clothilde grows more jealous of Claudia, not only for her relationship with her ex, but also with her own daughter. Charlotte is one of the film’s few empathetic characters, reminding us a little of the French, contemporary equivalent of the fantastic Quinn Cummings in “The Goodbye Girl” in her precociousness and self possession. As Louis struggles in most of his relationships, he continues to connect with his daughter, moving past the stereotype of the post-divorce absentee father. It’s in this relationship that he’s at his most human.

Exclusive: See The Methods Of Corruption In Clip From Philippe Garrel's 'Jealousy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 10:04 AM
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Jealousy
Life, love and relationships are familiar subjects for filmmakers, so much so that it's often hard to find an original take or a distinct voice taking on such subject matter. But post-New Wave director Philippe Garrel is likely to succeed on each score with his latest "Jealousy."

Cannes Review: Bertrand Bonello’s ‘Saint Laurent’ Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel & More

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • May 17, 2014 11:49 AM
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Saint Laurent
Biopics are still the trickiest genre to pin down. Try to tell it straight up, and you’re in danger of boring your audience with too much of a formal approach, like the existing Steve Jobs movie. Try to pick a certain aspect of a famous person’s life, glamorize it for entertainment value and you turn out a mess like the Cannes opener “Grace Of Monaco” to disappear into obscurity like the “Diana” movie you probably never saw. So when someone with the kind of stylistic flair and peculiar approach to filmmaking like Bertrand Bonello comes along to tackle the biopic, the only certainties are that he’s not telling it conventionally and it’s bound to get a little messy. His exploration of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, competing for the Palme D’Or this year, immerses itself in both principles and emerges as a failed attempt at visualizing artistic soul.

Mathieu Amalric Replaces Louis Garrel In Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 9:15 AM
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When the next Roman Polanski film, "Venus In Fur," was first announced in September, it was reported that shooting would take place in Paris in November. Well, the schedule got delayed a bit, but cameras are now rolling. However the production has seen the co-star get swapped out.

Roman Polanski To Direct 'Venus In Fur' This Fall, Emmanuelle Seigner & Louis Garrel To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 10:10 AM
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It seems these days Roman Polanski has a thing for plays. Last year he brought "Carnage" to the big screen, an adaption of Yasmin Reza's acclaimed "God Of Carnage," and while he's flirted with a couple of projects since then including "D", about the Dreyfuss Affair, and a period movie about aging, his next effort is another big screen version of a stage production.

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