In the french drama ive loved you so long, kristen scott thomas plays a woman who returns to her family after serving a 15year prison sentence. Reviewed in the united states on february 10, 2009. The inconvenient truth is that although the countrys bestloved french. There is great compassion in claudels story of a woman. James berardinelli ive loved you so long is the kind of film that will bore to tears those who do not enjoy simple. I ve loved you so long 2008 after serving 15 years in prison for killing her young son, juliette kristin scott thomas moves in with her younger sister, lea elsa zylberstein. Kristin scott thomas really carries this emotionpacked french movie. Juliette has just been released from prison after serving a long sentence. Philippe claudels debut film, ive loved you so long, could have been great, but its saturated with a bourgeois, pbstype tone that drains most of the drama away. Her portrayal is so nuanced as juliette, an older sister recently released from jail, trying. The world has moved on and she often seems confused. Its not perfect, but its so different than most movies, even most french movies, that i.
Les trois freres is a 1995 french comedy film written, directed by and starring didier bourdon and bernard campan alongside their les inconnus partner pascal legitimus. District bites off more than it can chew with its political subtext and questionable script, but the many action sequences. Juliette kristin scott thomas and her sister lea elsa zylberstein play it on the piano together a bit over an hour into the film. Feb, 2009 kristin scott thomas has proven herself to be an exceptional french actress, as well as an exceptional english one. In ive loved you for so long she plays a character that behaves.
I ve loved you so long asks its audience to invest complex thought and emotion into the scenario, but it rewards them in droves for doing so when the answers are revealed. Rent i ve loved you so long 2008 starring kristin scott thomas and elsa zylberstein on dvd and bluray. Ive loved you so long 2008stream and watch online moviefone. Ive loved you so long observes both the gradual emotional rapprochement between the two adult siblings and the efforts of the reticent juliette to rehabilitate herself in the wider world. Ive loved you so long 2008 philippe claudel, kristin scott. Nov 21, 2008 ive loved you so long runs a bit longer than it perhaps needed to, and the last act contains a revelation, at once unlikely and unsurprising, that robs the story of much of the tension it has.
Ive loved you so long is a sublimely acted family drama as well as a noteworthy directorial debut from phillipe. She is a manipulative, unreliable, compulsive liar, all strung out beneath her still flamboyant exterior. What is the song at the end of the movie during the credits and who sings it. Oct 24, 2008 enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing ive loved you so long near you. Having served 15 years in prison for an unspeakable crime, shes back on the outside and with nowhere else to go, she comes to. Ive loved you so long is a 2008 frenchcanadian drama film written and directed by philippe claudel. It takes a gutsy firsttime writerdirector to make a film so understated.
Rent ive loved you so long 2008 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Between shots of vodka and onenight stands, julia gets by on. There are subtle questions about whether either one can be trusted even now. At the clear fountain while i was walking by i found the water so lovely that i went for a bathe its been so long that ive loved you.
Dont buy julia childs mastering the art of french cooking you will never cook from it. The film won the award for best debut at the cesar awards in 1996. Kristin scott thomas, elsa zylberstein, serge hazanavicius, laurent. Baftaaward winning ive loved you so long is the outstanding, critically acclaimed breakthrough film of the year. The presence of kristin scott thomas in this literate french movie by philippe claudel is so powerfully distinctive that its as if claudel has not. Lea elsa zylberstein and juliette kristin scott thomas are sisters.
It tells the story of a woman struggling to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. Rent ive loved you so long 2008 on dvd and bluray dvd. Why youll never cook from julia childs mastering the art. This former doctor has to find a job, meet regularly with her parole officer, and deal with the curiosity of the locals. One sister is released from an institution for a homecoming with another sister who is not overjoyed to see her. While jonathan demmes rachel getting married was a selfindulgent melodrama, french writerdirector philippe claudels ive loved you so long is an elegant and moving family drama. Making this list is like trying to rank your children, but hey, we gave it a shot. When she was convicted her parents declared they wanted nothing more to. Ive loved you so long is a title that doesnt translate very well. Ive always loved zombie movies and this was a kind of license for me to go and kind of play in that world but i can bring something new to the table. Kristin scott thomas four weddings and a funeral, the english patient offers a truly sensational performance in this utterly engrossing and deeply moving tale of two sisters who rebuild their relationship after fifteen years apart.
Philippe claudels debut film, i ve loved you so long, could have been great, but its saturated with a bourgeois, pbstype tone that drains most of the drama away. Oct 24, 2008 the film has yet to bow here, yet kristin scott thomas is already a magnet for oscar buzz. In ive loved you so long by philippe claudel she plays juliette, a woman just released from. Tension masterfully builds to a slow simmer in claudels film, but you ve got to remember that juliettes fuse, no matter how long or slow to burn, is lit and approaching a. A story about our secrets, about confinement, about the. Its a line from a popular french song that, in this film, two sisters might learn as a piano duet. Both of the sisters are believed responsible for a tragic death some years in the past. Oct 29, 2008 i ve loved you so long begins with a situation similar to rachel getting married. All you really need to know is that its french and excellent. Ive loved you so long 2008, directed by philippe claudel. Sep 30, 2014 juliette fontaine is an exdoctor whos a shell of her former self. Download ive loved you so long 2008 full watch moviehd. Scott thomas and her movie are some kind of miracle. Ive loved you so long is a 2008 french canadian drama film written and directed by philippe claudel.