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La naissance de l'amour

Philippe Garrel France, 1993

SiIencio's rating of the film The Birth of Love

A film in the most classic Nouvelle Vague tradition centered around the figures of two friends, a friendship faintly drafted, both looking for love in their own peculiar ways whilst still unable to love. Love as a leitmotif, that that is lust, carnal love, is here paraded as an intellectual study. Destiny or destination? Who cares. The whole disquisition rings hollow. The affair feels insubstantial.