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Goodbye, First Love

release date 04 May '12

15 rated certificate
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Mia Hansen-Løve returns following the critically acclaimed Father of My Children with the the equally impressive Goodbye, First Love. Loosely auto-biographical in style, the film deals with what Hansen-Løve has described as the 'defining and central' part of her adolescence. Lola Créton (Bluebeard), playing the central character of Camille, creates an incredible subtle performance allowing the audience to embrace our protagonists growth into maturity and personal liberation.

In the Paris winter of 1999 Camille is fifteen, Sullivan is nineteen. Although they love each other passionately, Sullivan wants to go traveling for a year - a plan that fills Camille with despair. At the end of the summer, Sullivan leaves and a few months later he stops writing to Camille. Fast forward four years and Camille is fully devoted to her architectural studies, she meets a well-known architect, Lorenz, who restores her self confidence and they fall in love. It is then that Sullivan once more crosses her path. Despite an awkward first encounter, Camille sees him again, picking things up where they left off, she has never stopped loving him.

genre(s):  Comedy
director:  Mia Hansen-Love
film cast:  Lola Creton, Sebastian Urzendowski
certificate:  15
distributor:  Artificial Eye
running time:  110 Mins

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