An Impossible Love (Un amour impossible)

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At the end of the 1950s, Rachel, a young office clerk living in a provincial town, meets Philippe, a well-educated man from a wealthy family. They share an intense but short-lived romance, from which a daughter is born. Over the next 50 years, their lives will be shaped by the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter, overshadowed by the impossible love of a woman for a man that rejects her, and of a daughter for an absent and abusive father.


Critic Reviews for An Impossible Love (Un amour impossible)

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  • It later takes a decidedly darker turn...but the emotional power is consistently undercut by the sense that we, as an audience, are being roundly manipulated.

    Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Corsini is a film-maker who has always been drawn to the themes of female sexuality and the challenge and transgression that it represents. This is her best picture so far.

    Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • An intimate, well-played if overstretched family saga.

    Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The movie is too conventional for its own good, even though the love triangle that it portrays is full of sharp edges that harm. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Jul 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The way in which Virginie Efira holds the erosion of time on the screen becomes the great reservoir of genius under the braid of unfortunate narrative decisions. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The choice of [actors] Virginie Efira and, above all, Niels Schneider cannot be more accurate.... However, the film lacks the incontestable force of the novel. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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