Adieu Philippine (French pronunciation: [a.djø fɪlɪpin], "Farewell, Philippine") is a 1962 French film directed by Jacques Rozier. Although obscure and difficult to screen, it has been praised as one of the key films of the French New Wave. It premiered at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.
|Directed by||Jacques Rozier|
|Written by||Jacques Rozier|
Michel is a bored young man in Paris about to be sent to Algeria in the army. He works as a camera technician at a TV station. One day he meets two teenage girls, Juliette and Liliane, and begins dating them both separately. Michel purposely gets himself fired from his job and goes on vacation to Corsica to enjoy his last days before going into the army. The two girls follow him there and the three search for a commercial film director who owes Michel money. Eventually, Michel chooses Juliette which creates a rift between the two girls. They finally find the film director who manages to elude them again. After both girls become easily frustrated at the rugged environment and annoyed at each other, it becomes clear that they are both upset at Michel's impending departure. Finally, Michel receives word that he is to join his regiment in four days and must catch the first boat back to the mainland. Juliette and Liliane sadly watch Michel sail away on a boat headed for Algeria.
- Jean-Claude Aimini as Michel
- Daniel Descamps as Daniel
- Stefania Sabatini as Juliette
- Yveline Céry as Liliane
- Vittorio Caprioli as Pachala
- David Tonelli as Horatio
- Annie Markhan as Juliette (voice)
- André Tarroux as Régnier de l'Îsle
- Christian Longuet as Christian
- Michel Soyet as André
François Truffaut praised the film and called it "the clearest success of the new cinema where spontaneity is all the more powerful when it is the result of long and careful work." In July 2018, it was selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.
- "NewWaveFilm.com review".
- "Daniel Kasman review".
- "Cannes Section parallèle". Archived from the original on 2012-10-12.
- Truffaut, François. The Films in My Life. New York: De Capo press. 1994. ISBN 0-306-80599-5. pp. 325.
- "Biennale Cinema 2018, Venice Classics". labiennale.org. Retrieved 22 July 2018.