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 the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.
Philippe Garrel in 2008
|Born||6 April 1948|
|Occupation||Director, screenwriter, film editor, producer, cinematographer|
|Spouse(s)||Brigitte Sy |
|Relatives||Thierry Garrel (brother)|
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||Writer/director/editor|
|1965||Droit de visite||Writer/director|
|1967||Marie pour mémoire||Writer/director/editor|
|1968||La Concentration||Writer/director/producer/co-editor/art director|
|1969||Le lit de la Vierge||Writer/director/actor/editor/producer|
|1972||La cicatrice intérieure||Writer/director/actor/editor/producer||Starring Nico|
|1974||Les Hautes solitudes||Writer/director/editor/producer||Starring Jean Seberg, Nico|
|1975||Un ange passe||Writer/director/producer/cinematographer/editor|
|1975||Le berceau de cristal||Writer/director/actor/editor/producer/cinematographer||Starring Pierre Clémenti, Dominique Sanda, Nico, Anita Pallenberg|
|1978||Voyage au jardin des morts||Writer/director/editor/producer|
|1979||L'enfant secret||Writer/director/actor/editor/producer||Shot in 1979. Not completed until 1982.|
|1979||Le bleu des origines||Writer/director/actor/cinematographer/editor/producer|
|1983||Liberté, la nuit||Writer/director/editor||Starring Maurice Garrel|
|1984||Paris vu par... vingt ans après||Writer/director||Segment Rue Fontaine; starring Jean-Pierre Léaud|
|1985||Elle a passé tant d'heures sous les Sunlights...||Writer/director/editor/producer/actor|
|1989||Les Ministères de l'art||Director||Documentary on post Nouvelle Vague directors with Benoît Jacquot, André Téchiné, Jacques Doillon, Chantal Akerman, Werner Schroeter, Juliette Berto, Leos Carax and footage of Jean Eustache|
|1989||Les baisers de secours||Writer/director/actor|
|1991||J'entends plus la guitare||Writer/director|
|1993||La Naissance de l'amour (The Birth of Love)||Writer/director||Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Lou Castel|
|1996||Le coeur fantôme (The Phantom Heart)||Writer/director|
|1999||Le vent de la nuit (Night Wind)||Writer/director||Starring Catherine Deneuve|
|2001||Sauvage Innocence (Wild Innocence)||Writer/director|
|2004||Regular Lovers||Writer/director||Starring Louis Garrel|
|2008||Frontier of Dawn||Writer/director||Starring Louis Garrel|
|2011||A Burning Hot Summer||Writer/director||Starring Monica Bellucci and Louis Garrel|
|2013||Jealousy||Writer/director||Starring Louis Garrel and Anna Mouglalis|
|2015||L'Ombre des femmes||Writer/director||Starring Stanislas Merhar and Clotilde Courau|
|2017||Lover for a Day||Writer/director||Starring Esther Garrel|
|2019||Le sel des larmes||Writer/director|
- "Philippe Garrel: entretien avec un être brûlant". Les Inrockuptibles. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
- Philippe Garrel on IMDb
- "Fugitive variations: Philippe Garrel's elliptical cinema of a life". Sight & Sound career overview by Cristina Alvarez López and Adrian Martin