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|I've Loved You So Long|
Actors: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill, Frédéric Pierrot
Director: Philippe Claudel
Genres: Art House & International, Drama, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
Juliette Fontaine (Kristin Scott Thomas, Golden Globe® Nominee for I've Loved You So Long, Oscar® nominee for The English Patient) is a frail, haunted woman, an ex-doctor who's a shell of her former self. Having served 15 ... more »
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Reviewed on 4/16/2009...
Fabulous acting by Kristin Scott Thomas -- the drama builds and you can't help but wonder what motivated her character to do what she did, then the pieces come together and you will understand. I watched it in French with English subtitles, as the English translation dubbing is awkward and a little "off."
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An absolutely beautiful, yet stark, story of redemption and
Robert J. Crawford | Balmette Talloires, France | 04/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderfully deep and affecting film about a woman as she struggles to move from prison and unspeakable guilt back into life. Thomas' every gesture exudes the depression and emptiness of a person who has dried up inside after an ordeal that would kill most people. Fortunately, she has an extraordinary sister, who is in a good marriage and has the strength to offer a space for her to begin to regenerate; the sister accepts her without knowing the full story, with the wisdom that it will take time and is worth the effort. Slowly, she comes out of her shell, forming tentative relationships through long conversations and the acceptance of care. There are setbacks, but the rebirth is completely believable and wonderfully moving.
Thomas explores a dazzling array of subtle mental states, to the point that I will want to review this film over the years. It is rare that I find a film so moving, so realistic, that it brought me to tears. Warmly recommended for anyone who likes deeply psychological arthouse film."