Goodbye First Love (2011)
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Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Créton) is a serious, intensely focused girl who has fallen in love with cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel through South America, she is devastated. But over the next eight years, she develops into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love-and the possibility that she'll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her
Apr 20, 2012 Limited
Sep 25, 2012
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Hansen-Løve films with an eye toward discovering and rediscovering these characters in pure moments of simple, poignant humanity - wading in a river, clambering over rocks.
"Goodbye First Love" is a very lifelike film in the sense that life does not often imitate entertainment.
Writer-director, Mia Hansen-Løve, whose third feature this is, has addressed her subject with complete emotional confidence.
This is an easy movie to spoil. It's rather plotless. But things happen in precisely the way that life happens.
[A] acute drama of young romance and passionate sex, as well as what you learn when you lose both.
I can respect the director for the effort, but it felt too much like a self important student film.
The first half, with its woozy romanticism, is spectacular, but it begins to lose its way.
"Goodbye First Love" is like a postcard from a lost Eden, a painfully pure oasis where we're not allowed to linger.
The autobiographical third feature from French director Mia Hansen-Løve limns the ecstasy and tumult of youthful, sometimes self-destructive passion.
At once a paean and a eulogy to that unforgettable first love, Mia Hansen-Løve's latest feature is a refreshingly frank look at young adult relationships.
Hansen-Løve deftly captures all the emotions of a time when the shortest separation feels like an eternity and the slightest misunderstanding a calamity.
The young stars may irritate as many viewers as they delight, but their rather stroppy chemistry is convincing and memorable.
Créton has the doe-like Rohmer face, and Hansen-Løve has the cool Rohmer touch - the one that lends grandeur to tales of middle-class Parisian heartache.
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