Philippe Garrel is a true child of French cinema. His father was the great actor Maurice Garrel, he made a 2nd home for himself in the Cinémathèque Française, he shot his first film at the age of 16 and he rode through the streets of Paris shooting newsreels of May 68 with Godard in his red Ferrari. From the start, Garrel’s intimate, handcrafted cinema has stayed elementally close to the conditions of silent film – the unadorned beauty of faces, figures and light – and revisited the same deeply personal themes of loss, mourning, and rejuvenation through love. In this sharp, vigorous film, shot in glorious black and white by the great Willy Kurant (Masculine Feminine), Garrel takes a fresh look at his titular subject, patiently following the professional and emotional cross-currents between two romantically entwined theater actors played by the director’s son Louis and Anna Mouglalis. With a beautiful score by long-time Garrel collaborator John Cale.