L'OMBRE DES FEMMES

Switzerland, France 2015

Synopsis

Pierre and Manon make low-budget documentaries and live off odd jobs. When Pierre meets a young trainee, Elisabeth, she becomes his mistress. But Pierre doesn’t want to leave Manon - he wants to keep both women.
Elisabeth discovers that Manon has a lover, and tells Pierre.
Pierre returns to Manon, the woman he truly loves. Feeling betrayed, he begs her, neglecting Elisabeth...

Directors Statement

A woman has disappeared and we celebrate the love we felt for her. At first, we are satisfied with glorifying the world and the tenderness of the feelings we shared. And when all that falls short, we seek solace in art, and through it, we try to leave for others the proof that love exists, and that it abandoned us, since we felt it ... This is the material from which my film is made.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Philippe Garrel

Written by : Caroline Deruas, Arlette Langmann, Philippe Garrel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Produced by : Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt

Director of Photography : Renato Berta

Editor : François Gédigier

Production Design : Manu de Chauvigny

Costume Design : Justine Pearce

Composer : Jean-Louis Aubert

Sound Design : François Musy

Main Cast : Stanislas Merhar (Pierre), Clotilde Courau (Manon), Lena Paugam (Elisabeth)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Selection 2015