In the tender and heartbreaking Emergency Kisses (Les Baisers de secours, 1989), the entire Garrel clan steps in front of the camera as versions of themselves—Philippe, father Maurice, then-wife Brigitte Sy, and five-year-old Louis (Regular Lovers, The Dreamers) in his first screen role. When a philandering film director refuses to cast his stage actress wife in a role largely based on her, the couple begins to wrestle with their conflicting philosophies on art and life. – Amazon
Philippe Garrel is a French director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer. His movies have won him awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. He was born in Paris in 1948, the son of actor Maurice Garrel. He started his film career early directing and writing his first film Les Enfants Désaccordés in 1964. Garrel met Nico in 1969 when she performed the song “The Falconer” for his film Le Lit de la Vierge and the couple were soon living together. Nico first appeared in the 1972 film La Cicatrice Intérieure (aka the Inner Scar). Songs included in the film appear on Nico’s album Desertshore, which features stills from the film on the front and back covers. Nico appeared in a number of Garrel’s films after this. Their ten year relationship ended in 1979.
Prix Jean Vigo for the film L’Enfant Secret. He won Perspectives du Cinéma Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984 for his 1983 film la Nuit Liberté. Over a ten year period, Garrel enjoyed… read more
Oh wow! What a fantastic way to say so much about family, about movies, about relationships between people and their priorities. Truly astonishing! Savvy
Characters converse with natural and human fluidity on the relationship between love and art in rooms flooded with natural light; beauty is made of dilapidated apartments, and exteriors are shot in low contrast uniting character psychology to landscape, all accompanied by the sound of a quiet jazz saxophone. A truly beautiful film from Garrel. Highly recommended.