C’est ça l’amour

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Title: C’est ça l’amour
Direction: Claire Burger
Cast: Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg
Production: Dharamsala
Distribution: Indie Sales
Genre: Drama
Duration: 98’
Country: France, Belgium
Year: 2018

Festivals: Berlin (French cinema), Brussels (Magritte), Busan, Cabourg (France), Dublin (French cinema), USA (several cities, young French cinema), Goteborg, Istanbul, Greece (several cities, French cinema), Karlovy Vary, Les Arcs (France), Montreal (Cinemania), Namur (French cinema), Paris (French cinema), Rome, Rotterdam, Tubingen-Stuttgart (French-speaking cinema), Venice, Zurich

First showing in Spain

Forbach, East of France, today. Mario, a man without much ambition, except for love, is back to square one after his wife left home. He now must raise on his own his two daughters going through their adolescent years while going through some sort of a teenage crisis of his own. Frida, 14-years old, blames her father for their mother’s absence at the same time she fells in love with a girl. Niki, 17-years old, will soon leave home; until then, she lives the good life. Mario can’t help but lose the women he loves. Yet they must all agree to let one another go. Can accepting to lose someone eventually lead to finding oneself? A highly emotional family drama, C’est ça l’amour, is a beautifully-wrought, refreshingly understated study of love, sexual awakening, parenting, dependence and independence as experienced by a family caught in the throes of the parents’ separation.