With this film, Nathan Silver has created one of modern American cinema’s great not-quite-romances.
This coming-of-age story is deeply concerned with the salvation found in the meditative power of the arts.
Lover for a Day is yet another of Phillippe Garrel’s densely anecdotal studies of romantic fidelity.
Throughout, Nathan Silver fuses the emotional bigness of melodrama with his unique form of quotidian portraiture.
Luca Guadagnino’s film proves affecting as a chronicle of a young man learning to embrace his more emotional side.
Like an astutely aching ballad, Philippe Garrel’s film is pleased to ambiguously infer the interior logic of its irresolute characters without pigeonholing their motivations.
At which point does a superficially nonjudgmental approach simply seem coy rather than sincerely evenhanded?