The Salt of Tears (2020)

  • Main Slate
  • 1h 40m
  • France
Last Chance to Rent Oct 4, 8:00 PM ET

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Veteran filmmaker Philippe Garrel once again fashions a pinpoint-precise and economical study of young love and its prevarications, which ever so gradually blossoms into an emotionally resonant moral tale. Handsome Luc (Logann Antuofermo), following in his aging father’s footsteps to study the craft of furniture joining, doesn’t appear to have any trouble meeting and dating women; as the film opens he’s aggressively courting Djemila (Oulaya Amamra) at a Paris bus stop. Skeptical yet ultimately trusting, Djemila will not be Luc’s one and only. Constructed and composed with crystalline austerity, and co-written with Jean-Claude Carrière and Arlette Langmann—who collaborated on Garrel’s last two films, In the Shadow of Women (NYFF53) and Lover for a Day (NYFF55)—The Salt of Tears is a pocket portrait that demonstrates the persistent vitality of one of French cinema’s great observers of the callowness of youth. A Distrib Films release.

Special thanks to Unifrance.

Director

Philippe Garrel

Language

French

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
58th New York Film Festival Trailer

Preview 25 days of the best in world cinema.

4m
The Salt of Tears Intro

An introduction by Eugene Hernandez and Dennis Lim.

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