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.

Rating: ****1/2


About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on February 12, 2009, in 2008, Drama, Foreign Language, Independent, Mystery and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I watched this film last night and I thought it was great. Kristin Scott Thomas was a real revelation in the lead role. Some more of my thoughts on it are here: http://poursomegravyonme.co.uk/2009/12/02/stuff-i-watched-27th-nov-1st-dec-2009/

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