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Philippe Garrel: Fight for Eternity
3.5
355 Ratings

The Virgin's Bed

Le lit de la vierge

Directed by Philippe Garrel
France, 1969
Avant-Garde, Fantasy
  • French
  • English
Philippe Garrel: Fight for Eternity

Synopsis

A loose Biblical allegory starring the legendary model-artist-musician Zouzou as Mary Magdalene, French actor Pierre Clémenti as Jesus and the director himself as a misguided apostle.

Our take

The first feature length film by our retrospective focus, Philippe Garrel, is a cinematic conflagration and re-invention of Biblical storytelling for a culture and an audience having just passed through the convulsions of May ’68. Unabashedly radical and ambitious, with an epoch-defining cast.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1969

Berlin International Film Festival

2007

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