‘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.

(97 words.)

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