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  1. superjano's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    4.5/5 Las pequeñas y grandes traiciones en la vida. El cine sobre lo cotidiano, ingenuo pero a la vez profundo. Un pedacito de nouvelle vague en el siglo XXI; hay, pues, todavía esperanza.

  2. RJT's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    A perplexing central triad offers unique narrative configurations that are played with gusto. These are unpredictable characters with ugly, slobbering emotions that flare outward giving the film an edge of anxiety and danger. The quietly entrancing black and white photography lulls the viewer into an evocative, dreamy mindspace. Moments are played small and the edits are precise making this a lean, sinewed work.

  3. Eddie Rinctoya's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    - Making love and having sex will never be the same, but both are essential, right? Everything depends on love or lust.

  4. Mariano-ML's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    My favourite of Garrel’s Trilogy. The film presents a greater depth and range of emotional and thematic elements than the other two. It succeeds because of - not despite - the austerity of its images. The professor’s admirable but misguided struggle to practice his philosophy of unselfish love is compelling. It is juxtaposed with the friendship of the two female leads, which while unusual it is very touching.

  5. Erik F.'s rating of the film Lover for a Day

  6. TUHIN's rating of the film Lover for a Day

  7. zubee's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    I felt cheated by the ending. Before then, it was lovely.

  8. Nick Gaetano's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    another wonderful film_i'm a fan of Philippe Garrel_love his daughter Ester and Louise is wonderful too_love the girl talk_can't believe that Louise fell in love with Eric_that doesn't seem real but all in all it's very poetic_twists and turns and love for awhile

  9. Paul Page's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    Provocative, spare and direct. Garrel seems to present characters not so much as players in a defined narrative - the structure of a story here barely exists - but as people at particular moments in time. The three films shown here are breathtaking, original works. They are both almost stereotypically French, as one commenter put it with a sneer, yet also unique. They are quite remarkable.

  10. Loz Loory's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    Only 76 minutes, but still an ordeal to watch. Not much into overwrought crying jags. Gets old fast. Wish there were some larger issues at stake in this film, as felt claustrophobic. Lesson here is not to have sex with guys in the bathroom that your partner uses to pee. Any place but there, and you're go to go. The dancing scene was nicely filmed, though on the long side.

  11. David Perez's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    No stars at all. Upper-middle class whiners crying about nonsense. So pretentious and unnecessary.

  12. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    What you will see is classy cinema, framed with a stylish retro glow, but not devoid of a few uneven passages that feel more prosaic than poetic.

  13. Joshua Paolino's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    Beautifully shot; this is the sort of film that b&w can turn into a true work of art. Time wise, this film is taut enough that the characters and the situation are revealed as they are and don't overstay their welcome with our attention span. Louise Garrel is having quite a year---this allows her to demonstrate more of a range than her role in Call Me by Your Name did. A worthwhile find. Thanks MUBI. :)

  14. Catarina Andrade's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    Uncomfortable. Not new. I see the point too clearly and I long for some complexity. Nevertheless, some of the dialogues were very on point.

  15. Justin Senkbile's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    "What were you talking about with your friends?" "The war" "Which war?" "The next one"

  16. Hayley&Colin's rating of the film Lover for a Day

  17. alchimia's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    Garrel’s family > everything else.

  18. Richard Bolisay's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    I don't know. It's one of those things: Shouldn't I have just done the laundry instead? Or taken a nap? Or gone out for a stroll?

  19. Ariel Rowan's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    the female characters were so great !

  20. Federico D'Accinni's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    The struggles and turbulences of a modern day relationship as seen through the 35mm lens of a New Wave auteur. Infidelity, jealousy, unspoken truths - themes so strongly vivid within all of Garrel's world - are reworked towards a more articulated and engaged reflection on what human feelings truly entail. DoP Berta's black & white photography, crisp and atmospheric at the same time, acts like an added character.

  21. keithinhull's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    I liked this rather old fashioned film by like an Eric Rhoemer but with fine photography

  22. Harriehhh's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    It’s trite; academics, sex, and love, shot in black & white on 35mm.

  23. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    Philippe Garrel co-wrote and directed this tale of a young woman (played by his daughter, Esther Garrel) who returns to live with her father (Eric Caravaca) after a painful break up. Her father is now in a relationship with a young woman (Louis Chevillotte) who is the same age as his daughter, which brings both benefits and problems.One of the better Garrel films I have seen, although not up there with his very best.

  24. Superfrog's rating of the film Lover for a Day

    À film of scenes, with perfect photography and a sense of repetition in images. I am sure more possessive with their partner kinds would find it more emotional but I completely failed to empathise with either characters, except for the daughter. The father by not keeping to his word is amazingly self destructive in his insecurity...

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