Director: Philippe Garrel

76 mins, 2017, France, Digital, Black and White

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

23-year-old student Jeanne (Esther Garrel) has just been kicked out by her boyfriend. Heartbroken, she moves back in with her university professor father Gilles (Éric Caravaca), only to discover that he’s been living for the past three months with one of his students, Ariane (Louise Chevillotte), who is the same age as her. Both girls will find common ground despite their differences. The bare simple storytelling of an unusual triangular relationship of desire, rivalry and friendship extends the director’s ongoing exploration of female characters to form an elegant meditation on love and fidelity.

(Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard)

Director’s Note: The film’s grainy, luminous, black and white look, subtly paired with impressionistic music, gives Lover for a Day a timeless, meditative quality.

Winner: SACD prize from France’s Writers, Directors and Composers Guild, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2017

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 – November 15th to 26th.

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