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Philippe Garrel is a French
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 director
Film director
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

, cinematographer
Cinematographer
A cinematographer is one photographing with a motion picture camera . The title is generally equivalent to director of photography , used to designate a chief over the camera and lighting crews working on a film, responsible for achieving artistic and technical decisions related to the image...

, screenwriter
Screenwriter
Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

, editor
Film editing
Film editing is part of the creative post-production process of filmmaking. It involves the selection and combining of shots into sequences, and ultimately creating a finished motion picture. It is an art of storytelling...

 and producer
Film producer
A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to all relevant parties while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed.The...

. His movies have won him awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes International Film Festival , is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is among the world's most prestigious and publicized film festivals...

 and Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest international film festival in the world. Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 as the "Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica", the festival has since taken place every year in late August or early September on the island of the...

. He had a ten-year relationship with German singer and actress Nico
Nico
Nico was a German singer, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, who initially rose to fame as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s...

 between 1969 and 1979, with the actress appearing in seven of his films between 1972 and 1979. He is the father of actor Louis Garrel
Louis Garrel
Louis Garrel is a French actor. He is best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci...

 from a relationship with the actress Brigitte Sy
Brigitte Sy
Brigitte Sy is a French actress and filmmaker. Her directorial film debut Les mains libres was released in 2010 to critical acclaim in France.-Personal life:She is the mother of the actor Louis Garrel who she had with the director, Philippe Garrel...

.

Early career 1964-1979


He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt
Boulogne-Billancourt
Boulogne-Billancourt is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the centre of Paris. Boulogne-Billancourt is a sub-prefecture of the Hauts-de-Seine department and the seat of the Arrondissement of Boulogne-Billancourt....

 in 1948, the son of actor Maurice Garrel
Maurice Garrel
Maurice Garrel was a French film actor.Garrel was born in Saint-Servais, Isère. He appeared in over a hundred films and was nominated twice for a César Award for best supporting actor: in 1991 for La Discrète and in 2005 for Kings and Queen.Garrel was the father of producer Thierry Garrel and...

. He started his film career early, directing and writing his first film Les Enfants Désaccordés in 1964. Garrel met Nico in 1969 when she performed the song "The Falconer" for his film Le Lit de la Vierge and the couple were soon living together. Nico first appeared in the 1972 film La Cicatrice Intérieure (aka the Inner Scar). Songs included in the film appear on Nico's album Desertshore
Desertshore
Desertshore is Nico's third solo album, recorded and released in 1970. It was co-produced by John Cale and Joe Boyd. Like its predecessor The Marble Index, it is an avant-garde album with neoclassical elements....

, which features stills from it on the front and back covers. Nico appeared in a number of Garrel's films after this. Their ten-year relationship ended in 1979.

Critical recognition 1980-2005


In 1982, Garrel won the Prix Jean Vigo
Prix Jean Vigo
The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo. It was founded by French writer Claude...

 for the film L'Enfant Secret. He won Perspectives du Cinéma Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984 for his 1983 film La Nuit Liberté.

Over a ten-year period, Garrel enjoyed a good run of critical recognition at the Venice Film Festival. In 1991, he won a Silver Lion for his film J'entends Plus la Guitare which was nominated for a Golden Lion. Le Vent de la Nuit was nominated for a Golden Lion in 1999. Two years later, Sauvage Innocence was nominated for a Golden Lion and won the FIPRESCI Prize. His 2005 film Les Amants Réguliers won him the Silver Lion, for Best Director.

Filmography

  • Les enfants désaccordés 1964 (Writer/director/editor)
  • Le révélateur
    Le Révélateur
    Le Révélateur is a 1968 experimental narrative film by Philippe Garrel.The film follows a 4-year old boy and his parents ....

    1968 (Writer/director/editor/producer)
  • Le lit de la Vierge 1969 (Writer/director/actor/editor/producer)
  • La cicatrice intérieure 1972 (Writer/director/actor/editor/producer) starring Nico
    Nico
    Nico was a German singer, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, who initially rose to fame as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s...

  • Anathor 1972 (Writer/director/editor/producer) starring Nico
  • Les Hautes solitude 1974 (Writer/director/editor/producer) starring Jean Seberg
    Jean Seberg
    Jean Dorothy Seberg was an American actress. She starred in 37 films in Hollywood and in France, including Breathless , the musical Paint Your Wagon and the disaster film Airport ....

    , Nico
  • Le berceau de cristal 1975 (Writer/director/actor/editor/producer/cinematographer) starring Pierre Clementi
    Pierre Clémenti
    Pierre Clémenti was a French actor.Born in Paris, Clémenti studied drama and began his acting career in the theatre. He secured his first minor screen roles in 1960 in Yves Allégret's Chien de pique performing alongside Eddie Constantine...

    , Nico, Anita Pallenberg
    Anita Pallenberg
    Anita Pallenberg is an Italian-born actress, model, and fashion designer. She was the romantic partner of Rolling Stones multi-instrumentalist and guitarist Brian Jones and later the partner of the guitarist of the same band Keith Richards, from 1967 to 1979, by whom she has two surviving...

  • Voyage au jardin des morts 1978 (writer/director/editor/producer)
  • L'enfant secret 1979 (Writer/director/actor/editor/producer) - banned until 1982
  • Liberté, la nuit 1983 (Writer/director/editor), starring Maurice Garrel
    Maurice Garrel
    Maurice Garrel was a French film actor.Garrel was born in Saint-Servais, Isère. He appeared in over a hundred films and was nominated twice for a César Award for best supporting actor: in 1991 for La Discrète and in 2005 for Kings and Queen.Garrel was the father of producer Thierry Garrel and...

  • Paris vu par... vingt ans après 1984 - segment "Rue Fontaine", starring Jean-Pierre Léaud
    Jean-Pierre Léaud
    -Early years:Born in Paris, Léaud made his major debut as an actor at the age of 14 as Antoine Doinel, a semi-autobiographical character based on the life events of French film director François Truffaut, in The 400 Blows....

  • Elle a passé tant d'heures sous les Sunlights... 1985
  • Les baisers de secours 1989
  • J'entends plus la guitare 1991 (Writer/director)
  • La naissance de l'amour 1993, starring Lou Castel
    Lou Castel
    Lou Castel is a Colombian actor known primarily for his work in Italian films.Born Ulv Quarzell in Bogotá, Castel moved to Europe as a young man. Interested in acting from an early age, he attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, but was quickly kicked out. His first movie role was an...

  • Le coeur fantôme 1996
  • Night Wind 1999 (Writer/director), starring Catherine Deneuve
    Catherine Deneuve
    Catherine Deneuve is a French actress. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof and mysterious beauties in films such as Repulsion and Belle de jour . Deneuve was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her performance in Indochine; she also won César Awards for that...

  • Wild Innocence 2001 (Writer/director)
  • Les amants réguliers 2004, starring Louis Garrel
    Louis Garrel
    Louis Garrel is a French actor. He is best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci...

  • La frontière de l'aube
    La frontière de l'aube
    Frontier of the Dawn is a 2008 French film directed by Philippe Garrel. The film stars Louis Garrel, Laura Smet, and Clémentine Poidatz and was photographed by cinematographer William Lubtchansky in black and white. It premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in competition.-External links:*...

    2008, starring Louis Garrel
    Louis Garrel
    Louis Garrel is a French actor. He is best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci...

  • That Summer
    That Summer (film)
    That Summer is a 2011 drama film directed by Philippe Garrel, starring Monica Bellucci, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette and Jérôme Robart. Its original French title is Un été brûlant, which means "A burning summer". The film tells the story of a stormy relationship between an actress and a painter...

    2011, starring Monica Bellucci
    Monica Bellucci
    Monica Anna Maria Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.-Early life:Bellucci was born in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy as the only child of Luigi Bellucci, who was born in the British protectorate of Zanzibar, East Pakistan...

     and Louis Garrel
    Louis Garrel
    Louis Garrel is a French actor. He is best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci...


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