LE LIT DE LA VIERGE
DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE GARREL
Elemental, mysterious, and nearly overpowering in its widescreen imagery and moving camera, Le Lit de la vierge (“The Virgin’s Bed”) stars friends/collaborators Pierre Clement and Zouzou as Christ and Mary. Along with Le Révélateur, Le Lit de la vierge is Garrel’s ‘Zanzibor” film, an extraordinary series of films produced by young patron of the arts Sylvina Boissonnas, made in the wake of May ’68 by Jackie Raynal, Patrick Deval, Frédéric Pardo and Daniel Pommereulle (to whom Garrel would dedicate Regular Lovers, screening in Part 2 of this retrospective).
Le lit de la vierge screens as part of the series Philippe Garrel: Part 1.