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A woman lies on a bed with her head resting in her hand while a man walks away.
Emergency Kisses

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Emergency Kisses (Les baisers de secours)

Unclassified 18+

Melbourne Cinematheque

28 Oct

A characteristically intimate, autobiographical film, Emergency Kisses stars director Philippe Garrel, his father Maurice, son Louis and then-wife, Brigitte Sy. Based on actual events, the film sees Garrel play a director who turns down his wife (Sy) for a starring role in a film about their lives.

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  • The film is part of Garrel’s ongoing project of making contemplative confessions that impressionistically describe (his) life, love and family. The film’s jazz score is by saxophonist Barney Wilen.

    “Garrel’s cinematic universe is a pared down, melancholy place two steps away from the home movie” – Maximilian Le Cain