After Love (L'économie du couple) Reviews

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 ...
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
An irritating movie about irritating people.
August 8, 2017
As sharp and savage as any breakup drama this side of A Separation.
October 28, 2016
An unassuming but heartbreaking film that just may stay with you without you even noticing.
October 27, 2016
After Love shows that the French still have plenty to say about the bloody endgame of romance.
October 27, 2016
After Love is intelligent, compassionate, challenging film-making.
May 13, 2016
It's like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe and only a handful of rooms, although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex, if not quite as emotionally resonant during its final stages.
May 13, 2016
Though contained enough to be a play, Joachim Lafosse's look at an out-of-love couple still forced to cohabitate explores that dynamic cinematically.