Philippe Garrel的首部长片，当时他只有19岁，和父亲Maurice Garrel及叔叔Thierry Garrel合作拍摄的16MM黑白实验片，主演的是法国女星ZOUZOU（当时他还没结识NICO吧？），后来此片成为“Zanzibar Film”的首部作品，Philippe从此成为法国新浪潮中的异类大师。
The group Zanzibar's figurehead was Philippe Garrel. I...展开n April 1968, when Garrel was 20, his first feature, Marie Pour Memoire, won the top prize at the fourth annual festival of young cinema at Hyeres (it was subsequently registered under the Zanzibar name). In his acceptance speech, Garrel announced that he was fed up with cinema; what interested him now was prophecy. If his film was to have a value, he declared, it should be like a cobblestone hurled into the cinema. That vision became real on the barricades in the Latin Quarter as the evenements of May 1968 unfolded.
Philippe Garrel was himself 20 in '68. He was already making poetic films, and had shot two shorts (LES ENFANTS D蒘ACCORD蒘, and DROIT DE VISITE), two feature films (ANEMONE, and MARIE POUR MEMOIRE) and a number of programmes for television, on rock music, girls, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard. Apparently Philippe Garrel filmed with colleagues during the May's events but the film was lost in the processing lab and will never be seen again. Jean-Luc Godard recalls some shots from them, saying "the only ones in which you saw the riot police full face, in dark, austere 35mm, at a time when everyone was using soft-focus 16mm."
Garrel himself says he filmed "allegories, figures posing in front of the barricades like statues. I was trying to show that Paris was cut in two".