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


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

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Lover for a Day offers an absorbing character study that's as well-acted and believable as it is beautifully filmed.



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Average Rating: 3.6/5

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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 own age: Arianne. Both young women are looking for their own kind of love in a city filled with possibilities.

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Critic Reviews for Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour)

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (12)

Realism keeps this story grounded, even when its characters give soaring voice to their deepest hopes and frustrations.

Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Lover for a Day returns the French film-maker Philippe Garrel to his evergreen - or evermonochrome - subjects of sex, jealousy and love.

Jan 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Jan 12, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Jan 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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There are times when the characters - and their director - surprise and genuinely delight.

Jan 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour)

Even though it is interesting and even engaging, it feels almost impossible not to leave this film with the impression that a lot was told but little was actually said in the end, with everything being mostly inconsequential and not really probing anywhere beneath the surface.

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