Un amour de jeunesse

  • 110'
  • France
  • 2011
Camille (15) and Sullivan (19) have a passionate affair, overshadowed by her fatalistic insecurity and his need for freedom. Sullivan travels to South America in an attempt to discover himself and the initially regular flow of letters comes to an abrupt end, just like the relationship.
The film follows the hopelessly romantic Camille (‘Love is everything to me, it’s my only reason to live’) in the following years, when she throws herself successfully into her study of architecture in Paris. She doesn’t have a serious relationship and doesn’t seem to want one until she falls in love with her teacher. The love - based on mutual interest and admiration - results in a stable and hopeful relationship and the two even move in together. But then Sullivan turns up and the old, confusing feelings come back to the surface.
Mia Hansen-Løve (All Is Forgiven, Le père de mes enfants) records the overpowering, illogical, uncontrollable and finally impossible love. Please note: this film is subtitled in Dutch.


Director
Mia Hansen-Løve
Country of production
France
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
110'
Medium
DCP
International title
Goodbye First Love
Language
French
Producers
David Thion, Phillipe Martin
Production Companies
Les Films Pelléas, Razor Film Produktion GmbH
Sales
Playtime
Screenplay
Mia Hansen-Løve
Cinematography
Stéphane Fontaine
Editor
Marion Monnier
Production Design
Mathieu Menut, Charlotte de Cadeville
Sound Design
Vincent Vatoux, Olivier Goinard
Cast
Sebastian Urzendowsky, Lola Créton
Local Distributor
Lumière