Parlez-Moi D'Amour (2002)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama, Psychological Drama, Film a Clef  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Internationally recognized French actress Sophie Marceau makes her feature directing debut with the intimate divorce drama Speak to Me of Love, which earned her the Best Director award from the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival. Justine (Judith Godrèche) and Richard's (Niels Arestrup) 15-year relationship comes to a sputtering end as both decide to separate due to irreconcilable differences. They go about their daily existences as best they can; Justine maintains custody of the couple's three boys, as well as the apartment. As she deals with the effects the separation has on her life as well as her boys' lives, she also manages to come terms with her own parents' divorce and finds a common bond with her long-suffering mother. Richard, on the other hand, attempts to bury himself in his work -- as a famous author -- but finds little solace as a planned project falls through. Both are forced to confront their uncertain futures, as well as reflect on the past choices they've made that put them in the positions they are in now.




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