Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour)
Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018)

After a devastating breakup, the only place 23-year-old Jeanne has to stay in Paris is the small flat belonging to her father, Gilles. But when Jeanne arrives, utterly broken-hearted, she finds her father living with a new girlfriend her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 12, 2018
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
April Wolfe
Village Voice

These characters are fixed. They have no arc. And Garrel seems to prefer them learning no lessons from the experience.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

There are times when the characters - and their director - surprise and genuinely delight.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

[Garrel] keeps matters light and tells the story of his three protagonists' ever more complicated and contradictory love lives with gentle and beguiling humour.

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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com

Lover for a Day just wasn't enough of a grabber pour moi.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Lover For A Day explores its almost high-concept narrative via Garrel's usual dreamy, glancing style.

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Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

That luminous monochrome cinematography is undoubtedly nostalgic, but the characters within it are full-colour, 21st century and utterly alive.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

Despite its neo-new-wave style, Lover for a Day is neither offhand nor autobiographical.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Garrel's venerable mode of personal filmmaking exalts intimate life as fragmented melodrama, but his latest film plays more like an unintentional self-parody.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

With its monochrome stylings and a plot laced with ennui, it might be the most French film ever made, but there's no denying Garrel's craft.

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