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Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour)2018

Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018)



Critic Consensus: Lover for a Day offers an absorbing character study that's as well-acted and believable as it is beautifully filmed.

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After a devastating breakup, the only place 23-year-old Jeanne has to stay in Paris is the small flat belonging to her father, Gilles. But when Jeanne arrives, utterly broken-hearted, she finds her father living with a new girlfriend her own age: Arianne. Both young women are looking for their own kind of love in a city filled with possibilities.

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Critic Reviews for Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour)

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (23)

Garrel creates a sort of classically French ambience, somewhere between the nervous energy of Godard and the emotional perspicacity of Renoir.

April 8, 2020 | Full Review…

So, Lover For a Day goes to few unexplored places. But it works sweetly within its familiar genre.

February 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Realism keeps this story grounded, even when its characters give soaring voice to their deepest hopes and frustrations.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the film's stylings are a little mannered, the two female leads are compelling screen presences, especially Garrel, who relishes the melodrama of fresh heartbreak.

January 21, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Lover for a Day could not be any more French (in the pejorative sense) if it tried.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Lover for a Day returns the French film-maker Philippe Garrel to his evergreen - or evermonochrome - subjects of sex, jealousy and love.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour)

Even though it is interesting and even engaging, it feels almost impossible not to leave this film with the impression that a lot was told but little was actually said in the end, with everything being mostly inconsequential and not really probing anywhere beneath the surface.

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