Nearly 47 years ago, Garrel made a six-minute short film during the peak of the May 1968 events in France, composed of his own 35mm takes and 16mm footage taken by the film students who participated in the revolts. One single screening of Actua 1 took place in late May before Garrel declared the film was officially lost. Last year, the negatives miraculously surfaced. They say that when the French Cinematheque invited him up to check the state of the print, Garrel (who had recreated by memory some of the missing shots in Regular Lovers) was so moved that he asked if they could please show him the short film again.
D: Philippe Garrel
F: Philippe Garrel, Serge Bard, Patrick Deval
DA, P: Jean-Luc Godard
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He was born in Paris, France, in 1948. When he was only fifteen, he made his first short, Les Enfants désaccordés. Later, he directed more than thirty titles including Concentration (1968), Regular Lovers (2005), La Frontière de l’aube (2008; Bafici ‘09), and La Jalousie (2013; Official Competition at Venice 2013)