‘I’ve Loved You So Long’ (2008) 100 Word Cinema Review
August 2, 2009 § Leave a comment
Score: 4 out of 5
Juliette Fontaine (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been released from a fifteen year prison sentence into the care of her sister Lea’s (Elsa Zylberstein) family. Gradually, piece-by-piece, Juliette starts again to rebuild her crippled life, while the mystery over what manner of terrible crime she committed hangs, lurking, in the background.
Kristin Scott Thomas presents a burning, intense, enigmatic performance in director Philippe Claudel’s film about a woman imprisoned, tortured, within the innermost recesses of her mind. Despite the predictable and somewhat implausible twist ending, it’s Kristin Scott Thomas’ portrayal that ultimately makes the film worth watching.