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by Philippe Garrel


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… After JEALOUSY, Philippe Garrel delivers a new variation on the theme of romantic passion, the birth and death of relationships and the strange paths of desire.

international title: In the Shadow of Women
original title: L'Ombre des femmes
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Garrel
film run: 107'
release date: FR 27/05/2015, DE 28/01/2016
screenplay: Philippe Garrel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Deruas, Arlette Langmann
cast: Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau, Lena Paugam, Vimala Pons
cinematography by: Renato Berta
film editing: François Gédigier
art director: Emmanuel de Chauvigny
costumes designer: Justine Pearce
music: Jean-Louis Aubert
producer: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
co-producer: Joëlle Bertossa
production: SBS Productions
backing: Arte France Cinéma, CNC
distributor: SBS Distribution


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Athens Panorama of European Cinema 2015 

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