Frontier of the Dawn also Frontier of Dawn (French: La Frontière de l'aube) is a 2008 French drama film directed by Philippe Garrel. It stars Louis Garrel, Laura Smet, and Clémentine Poidatz. It tells the story of a photographer who is haunted by the ghost of his dead lover. It was screened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in competition. It was released in France on 8 October 2008.
|Frontier of the Dawn|
|French||La Frontière de l'aube|
|Directed by||Philippe Garrel|
|Written by||Marc Cholodenko|
|Produced by||Edouard Weil|
|Edited by||Yann Dedet|
|Music by||Jean-Claude Vannier|
|Distributed by||Les Films du Losange|
A photographer François visits actress Carole's apartment to take pictures of her. Although Carole has a husband, François and Carole have an affair for a while. After François ends their relationship, Carole suffers a mental illness and commits suicide. A year later, François's lover Ève gets pregnant, and the two will get married. François is haunted by Carole's ghost.
- Louis Garrel as François
- Laura Smet as Carole
- Clémentine Poidatz as Ève
- Olivier Massart as Ève's father
- Jérôme Robart as François' friend
- Emmanuel Broche as François' friend
- Cédric Vieira as François' friend
- Grégory Gadebois as Carole's friend
- Vladislav Galard as Carole's friend
- Julie Pouillon as Carole's friend
Aaron Cutler of Slant Magazine wrote: "At times Frontier feels more like homage than like a film in its own right, but if its goal is to pay tribute to the dead, lost, and forgotten, then a reheated quality may be precisely the point." Karina Longworth of IndieWire wrote: "Hands down the most accessible Garrel film I've seen, it's still a strange, swoony, genre-bending challenge."
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