Le Révélateur


Time Out says

Perhaps Garrel's most significant Zanzibar film, this is a startling silent b/w work about 'coming of age' and its implications for family and society. A deeply austere piece, lit only by a single pocket lamp, it follows the apocalyptic wanderings of a man, woman and child through a derelict insterstitial landscape. Four-year-old Stanislas Robiolles plays le révélateur (meaning the 'developer', in photographic terms), a child with a Christ-like mission. Rigorous and intense. (For an introduction to Zanzibar films and the 'Dandies of '68' see the review of Deux Fois.


Release details

110 mins

Cast and crew

Philippe Garrel
Stanislas Robiolles
Bernadette Lafont
Laurent Terzieff