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...
Charming, and an unusual situation explored. Though the wider social meaning of the father-student relationship is ignored completely, neither age(gap) nor gender roles are irrelevant, and both are important themes. Some nice dialogue and pleasing close-ups of a gorgeous young freckly face.
You have to hand it to Garrel for always being interested in exploring the stickier sides of relationships and with another script from Deruas you know you'll be looking at jealousy, adultery and the re-negotiation of relationships as truths surface. Good performances, minimal sound design and a nostalgia stirring black and white aesthetic all pull things together cohesively. 3 stars
Digital. There is no turning back, Garrel don't leave the little stories of "horn pain", filming them directly without any special cinematic addition, except for Renato Berta's cinematography and the sound: here we can still hear some concrete sounds out-of-the-field, as steps on the stairs - but, hélàs, the use of music has already trivialized. Soporific, if we can resist to so many cries and howls.