Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel (French: [gaʁɛl]; born 6 April 1948) is a French director, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor, and producer, associated with the French New Wave movement. His films have won him awards at Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.

Philippe Garrel
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Garrel in 2008
Born (1948-04-06) 6 April 1948 (age 74)
Occupation(s)Director, screenwriter, film editor, producer, cinematographer
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)Brigitte Sy (divorced)
Caroline Deruas-Garrel
PartnerNico (1969–1979)
ChildrenLouis Garrel
Esther Garrel
ParentMaurice Garrel

Early lifeEdit

Philippe Garrel was born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1948, the son of actor Maurice Garrel and his wife. His brother, Thierry Garrel, is a producer.

The younger Garrel became interested in film and started his career early, influenced by the new work of Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. At the age of 16, Garrel wrote and directed his first film, Les Enfants désaccordés, in 1964.

AwardsEdit

In 1982, Garrel won the Prix Jean Vigo for the film L'Enfant secret. He won Perspectives du Cinéma Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984 for his 1983 film Liberté, la nuit. Over a ten-year period, Garrel enjoyed a good run of critical recognition at the Venice Film Festival. In 1991, he won a Silver Lion for his film J'entends plus la guitare, which was nominated for a Golden Lion. Le Vent de la nuit was nominated for a Golden Lion in 1999. Two years later, Sauvage Innocence was nominated for a Golden Lion and won the FIPRESCI Prize. His 2005 film, Les Amants réguliers, won him the Silver Lion, for Best Director.

Personal lifeEdit

Garrel met German singer and actress Nico in 1969 when she performed the song "The Falconer" for his film Le Lit de la Vierge (The Virgin's Bed). The couple soon started living together. He first cast Nico in his 1972 film La Cicatrice intérieure (aka The Inner Scar). Songs from the soundtrack were included in Nico's album Desertshore, which featured stills from the film on the front and back covers. Nico was featured in a number of Garrel's films after this. Their ten-year relationship ended in 1979.

Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy are the parents of actors Louis Garrel and Esther Garrel.

He is married to actress-writer Caroline Deruas.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
1964 Les Enfants désaccordés Short; also editor
1965 Droit de visite Short
1968 Marie pour mémoire Also editor
Anémone Also actor
La Concentration Also producer/co-editor/art director
Le Révélateur Also editor/producer
Actua 1 Short
1969 Le Lit de la Vierge Actor/editor/producer
1972 La Cicatrice intérieure Short, starring Nico; also actor/editor/producer
Athanor Also editor/producer
1974 Les Hautes Solitudes Starring Nico; also editor/producer
1975 Un ange passe also producer/cinematographer/editor
Le Berceau de cristal Starring Nico; also actor/editor/producer/cinematographer
1978 Voyage au jardin des morts Also editor/producer
1979 Le Bleu des origines Also actor/cinematographer/editor/producer
1982 L'Enfant secret Shot in 1979, not completed until 1982; also actor/editor/producer
1983 Liberté, la nuit Also editor
1984 "Rue Fontaine" Segment of Paris vu par... vingt ans après
1985 Elle a passé tant d'heures sous les sunlights... Also editor/producer/actor
1989 Les Ministères de l'art Documentary
Les Baisers de secours Also actor
1991 J'entends plus la guitare
1993 La Naissance de l'amour (The Birth of Love)
1996 Le Cœur fantôme (The Phantom Heart)
1999 Le Vent de la nuit (Night Wind)
2001 Sauvage Innocence (Wild Innocence)
2004 Les Amants réguliers (Regular Lovers)
2008 La Frontière de l'aube (Frontier of Dawn)
2011 Un été brûlant (A Burning Hot Summer)
2013 La Jalousie (Jealousy)
2015 L'Ombre des femmes (In the Shadow of Women)
2017 L'Amant d'un jour (Lover for a Day)
2020 Le Sel des larmes (The Salt of Tears)
2023 Le grand chariot Post-production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Philippe Garrel: entretien avec un être brûlant". Les Inrockuptibles. Retrieved 27 September 2014.

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