An Impossible Love – Un Amour Impossible


Genre Drama
Director Cathrine Corsini
Screenplay Cathrine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss
Starring Virgine Efira, Niels Schneider, Jenny Beth
Length 135 min
Country France
US Release US Premiere

Sunday, April 28 – 5:15pm 
Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT

Synopsis
At the end of the 1950s, Rachel, a young office clerk living in a provincial town, meets Philippe, a well-educated man from a wealthy family. They share an intense but short-lived romance, from which a daughter is born. Over the next 50 years, their lives will be shaped by the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter, overshadowed by the impossible love of a woman for a man that rejects her, and of a daughter for an absent and abusive father.

SELECT AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Nominations: César Awards- Best Actress, Virginie Efira, Most Promising Actress, Jenny Beth, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Music.          Lumière Awards- Best Actress, Virginie Efira

REVIEW

[…] on est touché en profondeur. Déjà, parce que le film évite – avec raison – toute forme de sentimentalisme. Ensuite, parce que le malaise ne cesse de planer, révélant tout un monde.” – Positif

“Filled with searingly honest accounts of her relationships, sexual experiences and psychological states past and present, Angot’s emotionally puissant first-person confessions return time and again to the disturbing events of her youth, reflecting on how they have shaped her evolution as an author and woman.” – The Hollywood Reporter