In the Shadow of Women

2015, Drama, 1h 13m

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Pierre tries to keep his affair with Elisabeth a secret from his lover.

Cast & Crew

Antoinette Moya
La mère de Manon
Thérèse Quentin
La femme d'Henri
Mounir Margoum
L'amant de Manon
Philippe Garrel
Screenwriter
Saïd Ben Saïd
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Jean-Louis Aubert
Original Music
Renato Berta
Cinematographer
François Gédigier
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Emmanuel de Chauvigny
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Critic Reviews for In the Shadow of Women

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (5)

  • Garrel's gaze is cool and steady, and he's not interested in villains. He knows this is an old story and an eternal one, and that men and women are helpless to avoid repeating it.

    March 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Garrel uses a panoramic frame to stress the characters' closeness (or lack thereof), and the players waltz through his simple, neatly structured script.

    February 11, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "In the Shadow of Women" will appeal to a passionate, but limited, audience. I happen to be in that audience ...

    February 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Is marital fidelity possible when you're bohemian, French and a character in a Philippe Garrel movie? Offering further evidence to the contrary is the director's latest broody musing on life, art and l'amour.

    January 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • My only question is why the filmmakers chose to deliver their message so prosaically-so diagnostically-instead of trusting their audience to understand the nuances of the drama.

    January 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Garrel may not be saying anything new about the capricious whims of the heart, but he does so with a purity of narrative and tone, and with thoroughly convincing performances from his stars.

    January 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Garrel's gaze is cool and steady, and he's not interested in villains. He knows this is an old story and an eternal one, and that men and women are helpless to avoid repeating it.

    March 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Garrel uses a panoramic frame to stress the characters' closeness (or lack thereof), and the players waltz through his simple, neatly structured script.

    February 11, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "In the Shadow of Women" will appeal to a passionate, but limited, audience. I happen to be in that audience ...

    February 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Is marital fidelity possible when you're bohemian, French and a character in a Philippe Garrel movie? Offering further evidence to the contrary is the director's latest broody musing on life, art and l'amour.

    January 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • In the end, "In the Shadow Of Women" is a film about betrayal, and its final scenes suggest how that betrayal has consequences in the political realm beyond one marriage.

    February 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • In a casual, supremely non-didactic fashion, Garrel skewers male hubris.

    October 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 03, 2016
    The best about this charming and deceptively simple film is how it gives new contours and nuances to its characters (made all the more real by the excellent performances) as the story progresses, but it is just a pity that it ends with such an easy and rather frustrating resolution.
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