In the Shadow of Women ★★★★

the words "it's a public screening" have never resounded with such impossible sadness.

the french may not have invented the love triangle, but they certainly shaped its angles... or something cute and stupid like that that i would use in a print blurb about this movie. anyway, Garrel needs only a brief 68 minutes to nail how these things usually go, and he's particularly spot on re: how male entitlement bleeds into casual cruelty. potent, endlessly re-watchable stuff. cuts deeper, sharper, and closer to the heart than JEALOUSY.