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In The Shadow of Women (2016)



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Romance about a love triangle involving a Parisian documentarian. Directed by Philippe Garrel.

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Lena Paugam
as Elisabeth
Antoinette Moya
as Manon's mother
Therese Quentin
as Henri's wife
Mounir Margoum
as Manon's lover
Michel Charrel
as L'homme de l'enterrement
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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (20)

Garrel's gaze is cool and steady, and he's not interested in villains. He knows this is an old story and an eternal one, and that men and women are helpless to avoid repeating it.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Garrel uses a panoramic frame to stress the characters' closeness (or lack thereof), and the players waltz through his simple, neatly structured script.

February 11, 2016 | Full Review…

"In the Shadow of Women" will appeal to a passionate, but limited, audience. I happen to be in that audience ...

February 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Is marital fidelity possible when you're bohemian, French and a character in a Philippe Garrel movie? Offering further evidence to the contrary is the director's latest broody musing on life, art and l'amour.

January 28, 2016 | Full Review…

My only question is why the filmmakers chose to deliver their message so prosaically-so diagnostically-instead of trusting their audience to understand the nuances of the drama.

January 28, 2016

Garrel may not be saying anything new about the capricious whims of the heart, but he does so with a purity of narrative and tone, and with thoroughly convincing performances from his stars.

January 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In The Shadow of Women

The best about this charming and deceptively simple film is how it gives new contours and nuances to its characters (made all the more real by the excellent performances) as the story progresses, but it is just a pity that it ends with such an easy and rather frustrating resolution.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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