Caught this film recently on cable and was really blown away. It’s a masterful slow burner starring the England-born, French-nationalized Kristin Scott Thomas. The narrative takes it’s time but never bores, and has an ending that makes up for any drag some impatient viewers may feel. It’s also won a ton of awards, including the Bafta. See it if you can.
“Juliette has been estranged from her family for 15 years. Although life once violently separated them, Léa (Elsa Zylberstein),her younger sister, takes her into her home which she shares with her husband Luc, his father, and their little girls.
I’ve Loved You So Long is a film about the strength of women, their capacity to shine forth, reconstruct themselves and be reborn. A story about our secrets, about confinement, about the isolation we all share. Directed by Philippe Claudel“. – Anonymous