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MUBI Acquires Cannes ‘LOVER FOR A DAY’

May 30, 2017

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Global SVOD service MUBI has acquired the US, UK and Ireland rights to French veteran auteur Philippe Garrel’s LOVER FOR A DAY, which had its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight.

Lover For a Day will be released in theaters in US, UK and Ireland before an exclusive streaming premiere on its site.

Said Ben Said’s SBS Films produces with Michel Merkt.

Lover For a Day is another black-and-white Paris-set examination of love. It revolves around a young woman, Jeanne (Esther Garrel), who moves back into her father’s tiny flat after apparently being thrown out by her boyfriend to discover her father, Gilles (Eric Caravaca), is living with a new girlfriend, Ariane (Louis Chevilotte) who’s her very same age of 23. Rivals for her father’s attention, they soon become friends, as a voiceover notes, however, the inevitable breakup awaiting Gilles and Ariane.

Lover For a Day marks the first film in which Esther Garrel, the director’s daughter had a leading role in one of her father’s movie.

Written by Luis Buñuel and his regular writing scribe Jean-Claude Carrière figures among the four screenwriters: Garrel, Caroline Derman, and French director Jean Pialat’s former partner Arlene Langmann.

MUBI said:

“LOVER FOR A DAY is a multidimensional, elegant exploration of love, lust and fidelity.”

Allen said:

“We are long-time, passionate admirers of Garrel and could not be more thrilled to be releasing his latest work of art. As beautiful and complex as it is relatable and sincere, we are confident that this film, with its themes of love and fidelity, will resonate with audiences in both the US and UK.”

Sarah Borsch-Jacobson, SBS Distribution said:

“We are thrilled to start working with MUBI on Philippe Garrel’s film.”

 

 

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