Before the Winter Chill


Before the Winter Chill

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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 (18) | Top Critics (3)

  • 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…
  • The all-important chill is tepid.

    May 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There's truth in the central relationship metaphor of looking after the family garden "before the winter chill", but it's scant cinematic recompense for the weed patch where events culminate.

    May 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5
  • All three of the lead actors turn in strong, but undeniably reserved, performances as their characters pent up feelings remain as ambiguous to us as each other.

    Mar 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…

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