DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE GARREL
In this beguiling, hypnotic, completely silent work, a couple (Bernadette Lafont and Laurent Terzieff) and their child cross a wasted landscape, keeping just ahead of an unexplained, pursuing threat. Filmed in high contrast black and white (révélateur is photographic developer), the darkness illuminated literally and figuratively by searchlight. “When we filmed Le Révélateur in Germany, every time we tried to set up a shot, the police came along: that in itself didn’t bother me much. I had come to Germany in part for that: to shoot near military camps, to create this feeling of being oppressed.”—Philippe Garrel
Le Révélateur screens as part of the series Philippe Garrel: Part 1.