NYFF Main Slate

Goodbye First Love

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Goodbye First Love
Un amour de jeunesse | Mia Hansen-Løve, 2011
France/Germany | French with English subtitles | 110 minutes

In her exceptional third feature, writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve (The Father of My Children, ND/NF '10) shows once again her talent for capturing the agony and the ecstasy of adolescence. Besotted teenagers Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky) and Camille (Lola Créton) struggle, as all couples must, with a painful push-pull dynamic, heightened by the young man’s decision to leave Paris and travel through South America. Over the course of eight years, we watch Camille, initially devastated by her boyfriend’s departure, emerge with new passions, intellectual and otherwise. Touchingly illuminating the indelible imprint that first romance leaves, Hansen-Løve’s film also explores the hard-won satisfaction of leaving the past behind. A Sundance Selects release.

Series: NYFF Main Slate

Venue: New York Film Festival

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