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  1. Samuel T.'s rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  2. Jason's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    I suspect that the heavenly-envision'd nobody-would-have-dared-imagine collaboration between Philippe Garrel and über-scenarist Jean-Claude Carrière is responsible for a kind of conceptual bird's-eye-view marionette-play sensibility here, as well as a radical concision. Garrel has never previously served a cut w/ this little fat on it. And this is in strictest respect comédie. The least haunted Garrel I have seen.

  3. DSPRKY's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    Economical cinema. Every shot adds meaning to the film. It's a story that's been told many times, but Garrel does it better than almost anyone else, aided by excellent lead performances.

  4. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  5. Conn Tubacu's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  6. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    My last screening @ TIFF16 + Clotilde Courau Q&A

  7. Nicole's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    I've been getting into Garrel's works recently, and what makes him special are undoubtedly the incredible build ups you see in his films. Like the one he had going on in this film, concerning the struggle of an couple who both are artists. Watching this, it's not the love triangle story one would expect, but the film's unpredictability is what i like best about it.

  8. Love Walked In's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    Not sure if i've ever seen such eloquent hair changes in one movie.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    On se trouve forcément un peu démuni et sans paroles circonstancielles adéquates et pertinentes, lorsqu'un film dégage autant de confondants superlatifs dans des plages aussi variées que la mise en scène, le scénario et le jeu des acteurs. Une intrigue universelle et primitive où s'ébattent et se consument des inquiétudes, des manques et des acteurs d'une époustouflante présence… www.cinefiches.com

  10. -REM-'s rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  11. Ryan Swen's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    Perhaps a bit too reserved in the first half, but tender, jealous, duplicitous, and honest in all the right ways.

  12. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  13. Cláudio Martins da Silva Alves's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    It’s difficult not to look at this and see a parody of an intellectually minded French drama. The black and white photography, adulterous story line and Nouvelle Vague stylings, make this an almost perfect (and laughable) crystallization of a certain kind of pretentious “art” cinema. Thankfully, Garrel is a great filmmaker and his execution of this delicate miniature is as clichéd as masterfully concise and precise.

  14. Des Horne's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  15. bagno's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    fortuna che dura 1h10' parte II

  16. rian's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    Philippe is talking about cinema again.. very nice, but please stop that sappy guitar and piano background music.

  17. Pedro_Fernandes's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  18. Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    It is a film that, in all its right, chooses to remain uncomplex towards its complex characters. However, there is nothing left but that, and this kind of human quasi-drama lollygagging ouroboros is brutally uninteresting. Good ending. It's a decent approach to a distinctly classical (and french) trope but also - especially at this point in a career - what does this really offer?

  19. Diogo CF's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    Gostei muito do contraste que se insinua entre a irreparável tristeza do casal protagonista e uma guerra mundial que, em comparação com o quotidiano destes dois, nos parece absurdamente cheia de vida. A cinematografia também me agradou bastante. E é só. Quanto ao resto: ou não gostei, ou nem sequer reparei.

  20. chanandre's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    Lui: 'Et toi ça va?'/ Elle: "Je suis un peu triste. Je suis triste. Je suis tout le temps triste". *Elle l'embrasse passionnément* </3

  21. José Neves's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    In the shadow of Garrel. With the everlasting Stanislas Merhar and Renato Berta's cinematography. Obviously in my "objet du désir" and "image mon beau souci" lists.

  22. FAKE_001's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

  23. cinegeek.de's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    Am Ende entschuldigt er sich bei seiner Geliebten, sie gebissen zu haben. Obwohl der Nouvelle Vague Veteran Philippe Garrel seine Geschichte ohne Umschweife, direkt, in wundervoll kontrastreichem Schwarzweiss erzählt, ist doch nichts hier emotional einfach... mehr auf cinegeek.de

  24. animalcalls's rating of the film In the Shadow of Women

    A monotone mope cheats on his hot wife with a hot intern, and we, the audience, are supposed to give a fuck. The cutesy voice-over intones that Pierre is wrong in his actions--and if that's the case, then what's the point of this self-parody? Absent is one line of trenchant dialogue, illuminating character moment, or anything resembling humor or irreverence. Even its blip of a running time is too long.

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