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Country: FRANCE, BELGIUM
Run Time: 98 minutes
Breaking up is rarely easy, but sometimes it’s damn near impossible. Such is the case for Boris and Marie, whose seemingly loveless, 15-year-old marriage has been hanging in limbo for several reasons. First, the couple’s financial situation is dire. Boris can’t afford a place of his own, so he sleeps in a separate area of the same house. They’ve even split up days with their young daughters, with one of them forced to leave the property until the girls are asleep. Obviously, this ridiculous set up is only leading to more dysfunction. Second, they’re afraid of how the breakup will affect their loved ones. Marie’s meddling mother doesn’t approve of divorce and makes it known every chance she gets. But as the tension and fighting intensify, it’s glaringly clear they aren’t doing anyone—especially their children—any favors by staying together. Sure, love is a beautiful thing. But when it ends, its lingering effects can be disastrous. AFTER LOVE is a brutally raw and often painful portrait of the anguish and confusion that comes when love dies. (In French with subtitles) —E.F.
Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 11:50 AM
Friday, April 07, 2017 at 7:25 PM
Joachim Lafosse was born in Uccle, Belgium in 1975. He studied at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) near Brussels. AFTER LOVE won the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Award at the 2016 Philadelphia Film Festival.
"Private Madness" (2004), "Private Property" (2006), "Private Lessons" (2008), "Our Children" (2012), "The White Knights" (2015), AFTER LOVE (2016)
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