Manon og Pierre are living, loving and working together until Pierre starts an affair with a beautiful young intern while working on a film about World War II. As newly ignited passion replaces old love, Pierre comes face to face with his own moral qualms but the situation gets even more complicated when he realizes that he isn’t the only one who’s up to extramarital shenanigans. IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN was the opening film in the Director’s Fortnight program in Cannes this year. Veteran director Philippe Garrel has created a quietly powerful drama about one man and two women, but not necessarily in that order.
Philippe Garrel (France, 1948) Selected filmography: JEALOUSY (2013), REGULAR LOVERS (2005), J’ENTENDS PLUS LA GUITARE (1991), L’ENFANT SECRET (1979)