An Impossible Love

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Certificate: 15
Length: 135 mins
Director: Catherine Corsini
Cast: Virginie Efira. Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Coralie Russier
Language: French with English subtitles

Catherine Corsini (Leaving, Summertime) grapples with provocative material as she adapts one of the novels by French writer Christine Angot, the co-screenwriter of Claire Denis’ Let the Sunshine In.

Rachel (Virginie Efira) is working as a secretary in the 60s when she begins a passionate but stormy affair with Philippe (Niels Schneider). When Rachel becomes pregnant, Philippe refuses to acknowledge the daughter born from their liaison. While Rachel’s love for her daughter is unconditional, Phillipe’s presence in their daughter’s life interferes in her upbringing through the ages.

A heartbreaking love affair played out across the decades, An Impossible Love is as emotionally raw as it is visually captivating.