I’ve Loved You So Long (2008)
I’ve Loved You So Long is the debut film of writer/director, Philippe Claudel. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards last month, Best Actress- Kirsten Scott-Thomas and Best Foreign Film. It also won the BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film.
The movie centers around the aloof Juliette Fontaine (Scott Thomas) as she is released from prison after fifteen years for killing her six-year-old son. She lives with her long-lost younger sister, Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) and her husband, Luc (Serge Hazanavicius).
She struggles to integrate herself into modern French society where some people are judgmental of her circumstances.
She is constantly reminded of what she has done. She is unwilling to open up to anyone. People are put off by her cold demeanor.
Juliette tries to make her life as normal as possible, but life is becoming more and more difficult for her.
Judgment: This is a beautiful film that delivers with Kristin and Elsa performances. You have to seek this movie out in your local indie theater or see on DVD.
Posted on February 12, 2009, in 2008, Drama, Foreign Language, Independent, Mystery and tagged Claire Johnston, Elsa Zylberstein, Frédéric Pierrot, I've Loved You So Long, Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, Kristin Scott Thomas, Laurent Grévill, Philippe Claudel, Serge Hazanavicius. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.