I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (J'entends Plus La Guitare)
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I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (J'entends Plus La Guitare)
As a young man, Gerard was in a relationship with Marianne, a woman he called the love of his life, someone he would love even beyond the veils of death. However, somehow he drifted out of his relationship with her, though they were occasionally in touch with one another. Many relationships later, he is now married and has children by a wonderfully solid and nurturing woman (whom he is not faithful to). When he hears of the death of his first love, it causes him to reevaluate his relationships, and he realizes that Marianne was indeed the one great love of his life. Only his own lack of a real… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Leaping effortlessly, audaciously ahead in time, the fractured form embodies Garrel's themes: the speed of life passing, the inescapable burden of memory."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Like the ghostly music its title evokes, this film's meanings are both elusive and haunting."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Garrel's nakedly personal disappointment bleeds into an unsentimental elegy for an elegantly wasted generation. Instead of shallow self-pity, he gives us a melancholy deep enough to drown in."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
"Raw, rueful, and piercingly alert, a film of tremendous formal instinct and cogent human truth, J'entends is an oblique memoir of the filmmaker's relationship to Nico (Steege) -- and a testament to the elusive genius of a postwar French master."
‑ Nathan Lee, Village Voice
"A film that purposefully avoids plot and character conventions, that will transport some viewers into a reverie and drive others to boredom and befuddlement."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Moments of raw intimacy like this make it particularly painful to watch as the film lurches/slouches to its inevitably tragic conclusion."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Garrel buffs, of which there are many, won't want to miss this one. Other viewers should decide based on their tolerance for talky, contemplative but rewarding cinema."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Both a tribute and a pitiless autopsy of a couple's self-destructive tango."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"a dark and devastating romance"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com