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The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes)2021

The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes) (2021)



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After spending his youth in the quaint French countryside, a naive young man (Logann Antuofermo) ventures to Paris on an invitation to take an entrance exam for a prestigious university. While reveling in the new experiences the city offers, he encounters an enigmatic young woman (Oulaya Amamra). As the pair embark on a passionate, brief romance, he begins to question what he thought he wanted for the future. Written and directed by Philippe Garrel. Louise Chevillotte, Souheila Yacoub, and André Wilms co-star.

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André Wilms
as Le père de Luc
Teddy Chawa
as Jean-René
Michel Charrel
as Le réceptionniste hôtel
Alice Rahimi
as Jasmine
Alban Guyon
as L'examinateur
Gaetan Garcia
as Elève examen
Hammou Graïa
as Le père de Djemila
Luigi Tangredi
as Premier type sortie de boîte
Virgil Leclaire
as Deuxième type sortie de boîte
Bénédicte Choisnet
as La fille de la rue
Sabrina Delarue
as La mère de famille
Clara Choï
as Danseuse
Zelinda Fert
as Danseuse
Jinxuan Mao
as Danseur
Jean Chevalier
as Le narrateur, Le narrateur(voice)
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Critic Reviews for The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

But for all of the film's focus on romantic relationships, it offers precious little in terms of behavioral or textural specificity.

January 22, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Renato Berta's cinematography lends an expansiveness to its ordinary settings, both urban and semirural.

January 20, 2021 | Full Review…

The Salt of Tears starts aridly, in scenes of a bus-stop encounter of two young adults that in short order becomes a fragile romance, but it soon rises very high with its fusion of brusque candor and unspoken yearnings.

October 6, 2020 | Full Review…

While "The Salt of Tears" threatens to devolve into a sympathetic male gaze with each new turn, Garrel actually manages to burrow within those boundaries and deconstruct their flaws from the inside out.

February 23, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Philippe Garrel illustrates the absurdity behind the myth of the complementary couple without humor or wit.

February 23, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The Salt of Tears fits [Garrel's] characteristic mould of economically told intimate dramas.

February 22, 2020 | Full Review…

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