After Love

After Love

Joachim Lafosse (2016)

96min
12A Certificate
Monday 11:30pm - 1:20am Sky Cinema Select
HD SUB WIDE
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Review

Our Score
Notwithstanding a climactic lapse into melodrama, this is an emotionally raw record of the breakdown of a very modern marriage. Academic Marie (Bérénice Bejo) wants to sell her Brussels home after deciding to divorce handyman husband Boris (Cédric Kahn). But he can't afford to move out and refuses to leave until he gets a fair share of the sale price of an apartment that has only increased in value thanks to his renovations. Using their twin daughters as pawns in their battle, Marie and Boris disagree about everything, from unpaid bills to fridge space - one dinner party with mutual friends ends up descending into excruciating bickering. Yet they are still prone to moments of uncontrollable passion, as reminders of the good times hit home. Director Joachim Lafosse has tackled real-estate politics before in Private Property (2006) and uses Jean-François Hensgens's prowling camera to capture the extent to which the interiors reflect the couple's history. But, while the performances are credible and the situations mostly ring true, this always has the feel of a fly-on-the-wall chamber drama.

Summary

After 15 years of marriage, a couple with two children prepare to divorce. However, as the husband needs to find a new place to live, they have to cohabit, and figure out how to share their belongings. Drama, starring Berenice Bejo and Cedric Kahn.

Cast & Crew

Marie Bérénice Bejo
Boris Cédric Kahn
Christine, "Babou" Marthe Keller
Margaux Margaux Soentjens
Jade Jade Soentjens
Director Joachim Lafosse
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Other Information

Language: French +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Curzon Artificial EyeAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 28 Oct 2016
Drama