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Giò Abate
Gilbert Adair
Alvaro Arroba
Helen Bandis
Cyril Béghin
Janet Bergstrom
Yvette Bíró
Bertrand Bonello
Fabien Boully
Nicole Brenez
Rex Butler
Peggy Chiao
Jean-Pierre Coursodon
Stéphane Delorme
Stephen Dwoskin
Michael Eaton
David Ehrenstein
Thomas Elsaesser
Chris Fujiwara
Ruy Gardnier
Roger Garcia
Charlotte Garson
John Gianvito
Augustin Gimel
Philippe Grandrieux
Eugčne Green
Paul Hammond
Peter Harcourt
Shigehiko Hasumi
Kent Jones
Bill Krohn
Miguel Marias
Adrian Martin
Fermin Martínez
David Matarasso
Grant McDonald
Meaghan Morris
V F Perkins
Douglas Pye
Mark Rappaport
Jackie Raynal
Jonathan Rosenbaum
William D. Routt
Jayce Salloum
Clemente Sobourin
François Thomas
Jean-Baptiste Thoret
Peter Tscherkassky
Johanna Vaude
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Manuel Yáńez
Andrei Zelitsky


La Naissance de l'amour (Philippe Garrel, 1993)


She (Ulrika/Johanna Ter Steege) is in focus, he (Paul/Lou Castel) is out-of-focus: this magnificent double-portrait 'conveys both absence and presence' (Pascal). Because of the lens used, the characters are at once extremely close to each other physically, and yet very far away dramatically. This relation adds up to what Daniel Sibony calls a 'link/break'. The moment of greatest proximity and intimacy is also the moment where Philippe Garrel's characters offer evidence of their most radical and profound difference. The essence of the director's later films is contained in this single image.