ROMANCE, DRAMA / FRANCE / 2020 / 122 MIN / M
Direct from the Cannes Film Festival, Love Affair(s) embodies many classic tropes of French cinema, by combining witty dialogue with emotionally resonate truths thatwill have you laughing, crying, yearning for romance and swearing off love forever. As its name would suggest, Love Affair(s) follows a series of interlocking tales of relationships and affairs, which have been described as ‘a more serious Love Actually’.
At the centre of it all is Daphné (Camélia Jordana), a pregnant woman whose boyfriend has left her alone in the French countryside with his cousin Maxime (Niels Schneider, Sibyl, AF FFF20), who is nursing a broken heart. As Daphné and Maxime share stories of love gained and love lost, they become increasingly intimate with each other in the seclusion of the country house.
The tales range from the sensual to the frivolous, the profound to the ridiculous, and the comedic to the thoughtful. Throughout all the twists, emotional detours and unexpected connections, Love Affair(s) is an entertaining and surprising exploration of the complexities of modern love that will satisfy romantics, cynics and anybody in between who has ever experienced the messiness of love and desire.
"The narrative offers emotional detours galore via stylised dialogue delivered with aplomb."– Screen Daily
"a rich tapestry of emotion"– Indie Wire
"Mouret trials and skilfully succeeds at a new recipe for decrypting the complexity of the love choices we make"– Cineuropa
CAMÉLIA JORDANA NIELS SCHNEIDER ÉMILIE DEQUENNE VINCENT MACAIGNE GUILLAUME GOUIX
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES