Profile: Louis Garrel

As the offspring of director Phillip Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy, Louis Garrel appeared first in front of the camera as a child –in his father's film Les baisers de secours(1989). After graduating from the Conservatoire de Paris, he started appearing on screen regularly. He played for example in Bertoluc-ci's The Dreamers(2003) and his father's Regular Lovers(2005) –a role which earned him a César. He gradually turned to film directing as well. He made three short films, and later remade the last of them, La règle de trois(2011), into his feature debut, Two Friends(2015). His characteristic focus on feelings and relationships is apparent also in his second feature film, A Faithful Man(2018). Garrel in the leading male role must choose between two women: Eva (Lily-Rose Depp) and Marianne, por-trayed by his actual wife, Laetitia Casta.


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