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.
|Born||6 April 1948|
|Occupation(s)||Director, screenwriter, film editor, producer, cinematographer|
|Spouse(s)||Brigitte Sy (divorced)|
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.
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.
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.
He is married to actress-writer Caroline Deruas.
|1964||Les Enfants désaccordés||Short; also editor|
|1965||Droit de visite||Short|
|1968||Marie pour mémoire||Also editor|
|La Concentration||Also producer/co-editor/art director|
|Le Révélateur||Also editor/producer|
|1969||Le Lit de la Vierge||Actor/editor/producer|
|1972||La Cicatrice intérieure||Short, starring Nico; also actor/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|
- "Philippe Garrel: entretien avec un être brûlant". Les Inrockuptibles. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
- Philippe Garrel at IMDb
- "Fugitive variations: Philippe Garrel's elliptical cinema of a life". Sight & Sound career overview by Cristina Alvarez López and Adrian Martin