Revoir Julie (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Reunion Films, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this film, an innocent-seeming reunion between two old friends opens old, painful wounds. Following the demise of her latest relationship, Juliet (Stephanie Morgenstern) compiles a list of things to accomplish. Contacting her estranged friend Julie (Dominique Leduc), whom she hasn't seen in 15 years, ranks first among those tasks. When Juliet suddenly shows up at the door of Julie's farmhouse, the latter doesn't seem that thrilled; for a while the conversation is stilted and fraught with unspoken feeling, but as the day progresses, the two loosen up. By nightfall Julie and Juliet are fast friends again. Too much wine spoils the evening when an emboldened Juliet suddenly leans forward and kisses Julie on the lips. At this point it's revealed that it was a similar incident that caused their estrangement. Time has not made it easier on either the love-lorn Juliet or the repulsed Julie, both of whom feel compelled to finally address their feelings directly. Their attempts to reconcile their divergent emotions with their bonds of friendship comprise the rest of the story. This low-budget, independent Canadian drama from first-time director Jeanne Crépeau first screened at the Montreal Festival of New Cinema & New Media.

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conversation, emotion, estrangement, friendship, kiss, relationship, reunion, sexual-attraction