Un amour de jeunesse

28 February 2021  |  Culture

Goodbye First Love - a film by Mia Hansen-Løve

Mia Hansen-Løve

Mia Hansen-Love is a French director born in 1981. She made her first film in 2007, 'All Is Forgiven' which won the Louis-Delluc prize. She went on to direct 'The Father of the Children', 'Eden', Things To Come', 'Maya', and Bergman Island. She won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale in 2016 for 'Things To Come' Autobiographical themes run through her sensitive films; 'Eden' was inspired by the life of her brother.

Goodbye First Love, 2011

"15-year-old Camille and 19-year-old Sullivan are mad about each other, but at the end of the summer, Sullivan leaves to go traveling for a year. After a few months later, he stops writing to Camille and she attempts suicide. Four years later, Camille is devoted to her architecture studies. She meets a famous architect, Lorenz, with whom she falls in love. That's when she crosses paths with Sullivan again…. "

Critic Christian Bobin writes in L'Eloignement du monde that the film portrays life has only three important aspects: solitude, silence and love. And the freedom that comes with it. Or more so the choice between the desire to be free or to prefer to remain in a permanent melancholy state.

The film ends with the song "The Water" performed by Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling.

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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