Cert: CLUB

An Impossible Love

A chronicle of the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter, from 1958 to the present day.

Beginning in the 1950s, office worker Rachel (Efira) falls for the dashing Philippe (Niels Schneider), a Nietzsche-reading sophisticate. They embark on a passionate relationship but he won’t share his life with her, and refuses to recognise their daughter Chantal whom Rachel raises alone. Years later, the darker side of Philippe’s nature emerges shockingly revealing himself to be unsteady and manipulative father.With strong performances from all the cast this classic drama centres on how blind love while examining the complexities of the bonds between mothers and daughters.

Language: French (English Subtitles)

‘this is a hugely impressive work by Corsini (Summertime, Leaving), its meticulous period recreation and potent feminist voice ’

Time Out

‘it’s Efrie that steals the show; there’s a kindness and subtlety to her performance that keeps her an easy central character to root for.’

The Hollywood News
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