Goodbye First Love
Released: 04/05/2012 Released in key citiesFollowing Father of my Children, which won the 2009 Special Jury Prize at Cannes, French director Mia Hansen-Løve offers a semi-autobiographical exploration of early amour, which has been praised for its subtle performances. Teenager Camille embarks on a romance with the older Sullivan. When he reappears in her life after a lengthy absence, their passion is reignited. For more information visit: http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?cinema=goodbyefirstlove&plugs&qt=true&wm=false… Watch:
Guardian“A clever, persuasive examination...” Mia Hansen-Løve's second film is a clever, persuasive examination of the meaning of first love – and it has a clear streak of autobiography, writes Peter Bradshaw...
The Independent“As dramatic re-creation it's inert...” Hansen-Love directs in a placid, matter-of-fact way that's not very sexy nor particularly revealing; it's also a pity that the sidelong wit of her previous film has been mislaid...
The Telegraph“Convincing and memorable...” Delves into the agony of teenage romance, beginning with the wary and hurtful days before a crushing break-up. What’s harder to convey is the slow decrescendo of adolescent pain over time, and it’s here that Hansen-Løve comes into her own...
Empire“Tender, realistic portrayal of young love...” Hansen-Løve again shows what a gifted storyteller she is with this tender, realistic portrayal of young love. Highly recommended...
Total Film “Positively Renoir-esque...” On paper, this looks to be your standard French tale of profound first love. Some will find Camille too self-absorbed, yet writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve (Father Of My Children) conjures poignancy, grace and a feel for symbolic seasonal...
Time Out“Life isn’t like a movie...” It should be said that Hansen-Løve’s style is strictly unmelodramatic and she’s wary of allowing the big events in her characters’ lives to get in the way of a more sideways, fluid study of behaviour and emotion...
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