Before the Winter Chill


Before the Winter Chill (2014)



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BEFORE THE WINTER CHILL reunites Kristin Scott Thomas with BAFTA Award Winning I LOVED YOU SO LONG director Philippe Claudel. The film tells the story of a man in the autumn of his life, torn between a loving wife and his dangerous attraction for a troubled, mysterious young woman. (c) Metrodome


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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

Elegantly cool rather than downright chilly, novelist-turned-filmmaker Philippe Claudel's third feature has a distinctly literary feel, as it plants its dramatic seeds very methodically before accelerating to a startling denouement.

Apr 7, 2015 | Full Review…

An intriguing thriller based on melancholy, mystery, vagueness, ambiguity and perfectionism. [full review in Spanish]

May 30, 2015 | Full Review…

It's only towards the end that you discover that Before the Winter Chill could have been a gripping thriller. Instead it's a mildly haunting disquisition on the peril of the midlife crisis.

Apr 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You need to be patient with Before The Winter Chill. It is a gloomy, slow-burning film that adds insight and intrigue the way an artist brings texture and colour to a painting.

Apr 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An affecting midlife mood piece.

Apr 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All the performances are very good, I find Scott Thomas really watchable, but while everyone being a bit resigned might be reality for many, it isn't engaging.

May 16, 2014 | Full Review…

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