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I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar

J'entends plus la guitare
Director: Philippe Garrel

France, Fiction, 1991, 108 min, french with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-16

The history of Gérard's (Benoît Régent) and Marianne's (Johanna ter Steege) love, from the initial, fierce, unlimited passion to self-destruction and surrender to heroin. This autobiographical film focuses in Garrel's relationship with the “Velvet Underground” singer Nico. “I don't hear the guitar anymore” is also a portrait of a whole generation, from the revolutionary dreams of the 60's and the 70's to the bitter soberness of the 80's. This is one of the most lyric and exiting films of the director.

Awards:

1991 – Silver Lion Award at the Venice films festival (Italy)

About the director:

Philippe Garrel is a French director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer. His movies have won him awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. He was born in Paris in 1948, the son of actor Maurice Garrel. He started his film career early directing and writing his first film “Les Enfants Désaccordés” in 1964. Philippe Garrel received numerous awards and nominations, over a ten year period he enjoyed a good run of critical recognition at the Venice Film Festival.

 

Section: Post New Wave: Tribute to Cahiers du Cinema

Screenplay: Marc Cholodenko, Philippe Garrel, Jean-François Goyet

Dir. of Photography: Caroline Champetier

Music: Faton Cahen

Cast: Benoît Régent, Johanna ter Steege, Yann Collette