The Shadow of Women (L'Ombre des femmes)
DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE GARREL
CAST: CLOTILDE COURAU, STANISLAS MERHAR, LENA PAUGAM
Garrel returns to the subject that fascinates him above all others: The dynamics of coupledom, and the deceptions and omissions that intimacy breeds. Stanislas Merhar and Clotilde Courau are a fortysomething pair working together as filmmakers, each unfaithful to the other. Co-written with wife Caroline Deruas and legendary Buñuel collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, this exquisite miniature offers an acute study in imprisoning intimacy and masculine pig-headedness.