Frontier of the Dawn 2008
La frontière de l’aube (original title)
1h 46min | Drama, Romance | 8 October 2008 (France)
A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane.
Enormous responsibility : I’m the first to write for a movie awfully rated by those who took the pain to give a note.
Last Philippe Garrel’s opus, “La Frontière de l’aube” has been booed at Cannes Festival. Can we see it as some homage vice rendered to virtue? I shall.
Enough for the official reception.
I won’t make it too long to deliver my vision of this movie. In a delicate, dreamy, precise, sensitive way, Philippe Garrel has been giving new “lettres de noblesse” to the genre “fantastique”.
The cast is worth it. Laura Smet shows that maturing can be a blessing for a young woman born in the show business. Her performance is simply outstanding. And director Philippe Garrel gave his best role to Louis, his talented son, often lost in over-written parts under Christophe Honoré’s guidance
Director: Philippe Garrel
Writers: Philippe Garrel (screenplay), Marc Cholodenko
Stars: Louis Garrel, Laura Smet, Clémentine Poidatz
Release Date: 8 October 2008 (France)
Also Known As: Frontier of the Dawn