After Love (L'économie du couple) Reviews

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September 14, 2017
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."
September 1, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
Intimacy might be a source of irritation, but in After Love it can be downright excruciating.
August 31, 2017
Lafosse, along with actors Brnice Bejo and Cdric Kahn, infuse the film with a brutal honesty that makes it, if not exactly enjoyable, certainly compelling.
Top Critic
August 10, 2017
[A] perceptive drama ...
December 30, 2018
...despite an exceedingly persuasive performance from Bejo, the film slogs to its inevitable conclusion.
October 31, 2018
Stay away, couples in crisis. It's too real. [Full review in Spanish]
November 10, 2017
The repetitive, insincere, and ultimately pointless dialogue in this crucial scene thoroughly tinges one's impression of the whole film.
September 13, 2017
[After Love] is even painful for us viewers.
September 1, 2017
Slow moving, the movie wades through a sea of hostilities while we wait for a major blow-up or a thaw in the ice that allows these two to reveal something about what made them a couple in the first place.
August 25, 2017
"After Love," directed and cowritten by Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse, is an insightful and involving drama centering on the collapse of a marriage.
August 24, 2017
[Joachim Lafosse's] camera favors a glum vrit that simply records the unraveling of love.
August 21, 2017
After Love is sometimes hard to watch-but that's mostly because it's boring.
August 11, 2017
A moving, unflinching drama with raw performances by Brnice Bejo and Cdric Kahn.
August 9, 2017
Most films about relationships on the rocks center on things like betrayal and guilt and lust. Rare is the work that tackles one of the most common and corrosive sources of conflict among couples: financial instability.
August 9, 2017
Though undoubtedly a flawed enterprise, After Love is a formal wonder, due to the efforts of Lafosse, photographer Jean-Franois Hensgens, and production designer Olivier Radot.
August 8, 2017
The film too often puts too much trust in dialogue, as Marie and Boris's predicament is sometimes perfectly conveyed by the actors' facial expressions and body language.
August 8, 2017
An irritating movie about irritating people.
August 8, 2017
As sharp and savage as any breakup drama this side of A Separation.
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