After Love (L’économie du couple)
From the director of Our Children, comes the stark story of Boris (Cédric Kahn) and Marie (Bérénice Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together.
They have two girls that they adore. However, cash-strapped Boris is still living in the family home.
When all is said and done, neither of the two is willing to give up. Now this apartment is a war zone and their situation a nightmare.
Joachim Lafosse captures with great magnitude, the painfully intimate, harrowingly fascinating drama about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the complexity of the end of a long love story.
"Belgian director Lafosse's 'After Love' is like a European art-house counterpart to Kramer vs Kramer."
"A moving, unflinching drama with raw performances by Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn."
"Most films about relationships on the rocks center on things like betrayal and guilt and lust. Rare is the work that tackles one of the most common and corrosive sources of conflict among couples: financial instability."
Directed by Joachim Lafosse
in French with English subtitles
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