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Les Hautes Solitudes

Dir. Philippe Garrel, France, 1974, DCP, 80 min., b/w, silent

A key to understanding the first decade of Garrel’s filmmaking life, here stripped down to its barest quintessence. Moving portraiture, entirely silent, in stark black and white, of Jean Seberg in her Paris apartment, over a decade removed from her icon-making performance in Breathless, and a few tragic years before her early death. The young Garrel, already an old hand at creating cinema, brings his own spiritual intensity to capturing the faces of his friends and lovers: Nico, Tina Aumont and Laurent Terzieff.

“The idea was to make a film out of the outtakes of a film that never existed in the first place.” -Philippe Garrel