Courtesy of Distrib Films

The Salt of Tears

January 29–February 15

MoMI is pleased to partner with Distrib Films to bring The Salt of Tears directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View The Salt of Tears from home, starting January 29. (Tickets: $10 / $8 MoMI members). A portion of ticket sales benefits the Museum and its staff.

Dir. Philippe Garrel. France, 2020, 100 mins. In French with English subtitles. Known for his pinpoint-precise studies of young love and his involvement in the French New Wave scene, Philippe Garrel crafts an emotionally resonant moral tale with his latest film, The Salt of Tears (Le Sel des larmes). The story focuses on Luc (Logann Antuofermo), who follows in his aging father’s footsteps to study the craft of furniture joining. Luc doesn’t appear to have any trouble meeting and dating women, and he’s quick to aggressively court Djemila (Oulaya Amamra) at a Paris bus stop. Skeptical yet ultimately trusting, Djemila will not be Luc’s one and only. Constructed and composed with crystalline austerity, with co-writers Jean-Claude Carrière and Arlette Langmann and cinematographer Renato Berta, The Salt of Tears demonstrates the persistent vitality of one of cinema’s great observers of the callowness of youth. A Distrib Films release. View trailer.

“A sincere film that seeks to consider some truth of the fallacy present in all human relationships.” —Ed Frankl, The Film Stage