UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE
(AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE)
November 23, 10:30 a.m.
Drama | 135 min
18 years and older
Best Screen Adaptation : Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss, Most Promising Actress: Jehnny Beth, Best Actress, Virginie Efira, Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2019)
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.
Brilliantly dark and tender family drama. A daughter’s life is shaped by her father’s arrogance and her mother’s humility, in Catherine Corsini’s beautiful film
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
The acting is terrific. Lead Efira, previously known for lighter material (In Bed With Victoria), shows herself more than capable of a heavyweight dramatic role, subtly maturing from romantic 20s to careworn middle age, while Schneider is unsettling as the mercurial male who exploits his seductive, narcissistic charm to baleful effect.
— Jonathan Romney, ScreenDaily