LA FRONTIÉRE DE L'AUBE
DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE GARREL
CAST: LOUIS GARREL, LAURA SMET, CLéMENTINE POIDATZ
Louis Garrel’s young photographer ends his affair with tempestuous actress Laura Smet and moves on to the promise of domestic peace with the more even-tempered Clémentine Poidatz. As in all of his work, the film is haunted by the dead, here in its most visible incarnation. “Serious movies that insist on their own seriousness almost always face a difficult reception, whether they are intellectual puzzles or, like Frontier of Dawn, romantic cries from the heart. Garrel transforms a private reverie into a public sacrament, invokes the eternal, risks absurdity, invites derision, seduces, shocks, transcends.”—Manohla Dargis.
La Frontiére de l'aube screens as part of the series Philippe Garrel: Part 1.