After Love (L'économie du couple)

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After Love isn't easy viewing, but its brutally honest examination of a crumbling family offers powerful performances and penetrating insights that make it well worth the effort.



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From the director of "OUR CHILDREN", comes the stark story of Boris (Cédric Kahn) and Marie (Bérénice Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together. They have two girls that they adore. However, cash-strapped Boris is still living in the family home. When all is said and done, neither of the two is willing to give up.Now this apartment is a war zone and their situation a nightmare. Joachim Lafosse captures with great magnitude, the painfully intimate, harrowingly fascinating drama about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the complexity of the end of a long love story.

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It's a lot of skill and talent expended on a spat a good lawyer could probably have sorted out during the opening credit sequence. Instead Lafosse offers a lot of the "after," and none of the "love."

Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

For most of its running time, director and co-writer Joachim Lafosse gives the impression that he's drilled a hole into the side of a married couple's home in order to afford audiences an unmediated, worm's eye view of their gradual dissolution.

Sep 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Messy and ungovernable at its strongest, Lafosse's film is a story of heartbreak and real estate and, not least, money, viewed from within the still-smoldering ruins.

Aug 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Intimacy might be a source of irritation, but in After Love it can be downright excruciating.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Lafosse, along with actors Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn, infuse the film with a brutal honesty that makes it, if not exactly enjoyable, certainly compelling.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[A] perceptive drama ...

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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