J’entends plus la guitare
(I Don't Hear the Guitar Anymore)

Screening on Film
Directed by Philippe Garel.
With Benoît Régent, Johanna ter Steege, Yann Collette.
France, 1991, 35mm, color, 98 min.
French with English subtitles.

Philippe Garrel’s semi-autobiographical film is a look back at his life with Euro-chanteuse Nico. Benoît Régent plays Garrel’s alter-ego Gérard, involved in an increasingly destructive relationship with the Nordic Marianne (ter Steege). They and their friends fall in and out of love, discuss the meaning of life and wander in and out of each other’s lives. Garrel’s characters talk constantly, trying to make sense of their experiences. Gérard ultimately settles down with another woman, but his life is forever marked by Marianne. Garrel’s unadorned filmmaking makes an intimate, heartfelt cinematic experience out of this portrait of a generation adrift.

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