We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Click here for more information.
AcceptReject

Want to watch this film now?

Try 7 Days Free
A MUBI Release
7.2
/10
1,006 Ratings

L'ENFANT SECRET

Trailer
Directed by Philippe Garrel
France, 1979
Drama
      French
      English & 4 more

Synopsis

Jean-Baptiste, a filmmaker, and Elie, an actress, fall in love. To fight their unhappiness, they cling to their children: Jean-Baptiste to his film and Elie to her young son.

Our take

A hidden gem from Philippe Garrel’s haunting filmography, this pocket melodrama meditates on loss, filmmaking, and the obstacles of an unstable relationship. Borrowing biographical details from the French auteur’s own love story with the singer Nico, L’enfant secret is a work of intimate poetry.

Synopsis

Jean-Baptiste, a filmmaker, and Elie, an actress, fall in love. To fight their unhappiness, they cling to their children: Jean-Baptiste to his film and Elie to her young son.

Trailer
L'enfant secretDirected byPhilippe Garrel
Watch now

Showing as part of

  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • Loading...

Awards & Festivals

Show all (5)
Berlin International Film Festival
1983
Prix Jean Vigo
1982 | Winner: Feature Film

Articles from the Notebook

Savina Petkova
Cristina Álvarez López
3

Related films