Everything but the truth !
A precocious child of the cinema, Philippe Garrel, son of the actor Maurice Garrel, made his first films in the mid-1960s. His dazzling and incandescent cine-poems are called Les Enfants désaccordés (1964), Marie pour mémoire (1967), Le Révélateur (1968, with Bernadette Lafont) or La Concentration (1968, with Jean-Pierre Léaud and Zouzou). Alongside the singer Nico, his seventies companion, his quest for an existence transcended by art became psychedelic (from La Cicatrice intérieure in 1971 to L'Enfant secret in 1979). His…
"The fact is that, in front of Godard, one is like in front of Picasso. He has lived through his era, embracing it completely, he is steeped in its contradictions and flashes of brilliance, he has tried everything, he has absorbed everything, he has been several filmmakers, he has had several lives, some simultaneously." - Olivier Assayas, 2006
A burlesque figure wearing a hat adapts with more or less success to his environment. Do you think of Jacques Tati, or Buster Keaton? This is their contemporary counterpart: Palestinian filmmaker and actor Elia Suleiman (Chronicle of a Disappearance, Divine Intervention, It Must Be Heaven...).