I CAN NO LONGER HEAR THE GUITAR
J’ENTENDS, PLUS LA GUITARE
1991, The Film Desk, 98 min, France, Dir: Philippe Garrel

A Silver Lion winner at the 1991 Venice Film Festival, this semi-autobiographical drama is a haunting tribute to Philippe Garrel’s 10-year relationship with iconic German performer Nico. Here the central couple Marianne (Johanna ter Steege) and Gérard (Benoît Régent) drift together and apart through a self-destructive heroin haze. “Holding tight to his characters with long takes and close-ups, capturing them only at the breaking points in their lives, Garrel balances a hypnotic romanticism with the frightening lurch of unsteady emotions.” - Richard Brody, The New Yorker.


ONE DAY YOU’LL UNDERSTAND
PLUS TARD
2008, Kino Lorber, 90 min, France/Germany/Israel, Dir: Amos Gitaï

In 1987, as the trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie unfolds on television, French businessman Victor Bastien (Hippolyte Girardot) finds a distressing “Aryan declaration” authored by his late father among family documents. His mother, Rivka (the legendary Jeanne Moreau), keeps a stubborn silence. As Victor becomes more obsessed with past secrets, he takes his family to the tiny village where Rivka’s parents were forced to hide during the war. A poignant and ultimately optimistic portrait of a family’s confrontation with the wounds of the past and their hopes for a better future.


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