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First Images from Philippe Garrel’s ‘The Salt of Tears’

Written by on July 3, 2019 

Update: Images removed at the request of Wild Bunch.

With a prolific streak like few others directors this decade thus far, we’ve been getting a new (uniformly excellent) Philippe Garrel film every two years like clockwork. While the French director’s latest project, The Salt of Tears, didn’t show up at Cannes like his previous two films, might he be eying a Venice premiere instead? We’ll find out soon, but in the meantime, the first batch of stills and synopsis have arrived, courtesy of Wild Bunch and Rectangle Productions.

See them above and below for the film starring Logan Antuofermo, Oulaya Amamra, Andre Wilms, Louise Chevillotte, Souheila Yacoub. While we wait for his new feature, his son Louis Garrel’s next directorial effort A Faithful Man will arrive this month in the United States, and one can see the trailer below as well.

Luc travels to Paris for the first time to sit the entrance exam for a carpentry school. There he meets Djemila, a young worker with whom he enjoys a short romance, before returning to his home town and beginning a relationship with Geneviève, whom he has known since childhood. Caught between two passions, Luc runs, resolving to fulfil his father’s dreams by devoting himself to his future… until finally, he experiences true love. A powerful and affectionate filial tribute from Philippe Garrel, THE SALT OF TEARS evokes a young man’s first romantic encounters, and the admiration he feels for his father.


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