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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."

Brian De Palma To Direct Meta-Adaptation Of 'Therese Raquin' Starring Emily Mortimer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 12:00 PM
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No matter what you thought about Brian De Palma's "Passion," it can't be denied that it found the filmmaker firmly back in his wheelhouse of erotically charged melodrama. And it looks like he isn't going to veer too far away from that subject matter just yet, only this time, it will happen on a movie set.

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