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March 9, 2009

I've Loved You For So Long


I saw a trailer for the French film I've Loved You For So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime) some time ago and it had mostly dropped off my radar. So I was pleasantly surprised to see it open in my cinematic backwater this weekend. As the trailer suggested, Kristen Scott Thomas pulls off a wonderfully tense and complex performance as an older sister just back from a 15-year stint in prison. As her younger sister, Elsa Zylberstein puts in a performance no less moving. This portrait of hope and grace breaking through bitter stoicism is worth seeking out.


Agreed. This movie is a little gem that features some amazing, subtle, tender acting.