Goodbye, First Love (Un amour de jeunesse) is Mia Hansen-Løve’s third feature film. And if you’re a fan of Father of My Children (or the films of François Truffaut), you won’t be disappointed.
Hansen-Løve’s latest tells the story of Camille (Lola Créton), a 15-year-old girl who falls for a slightly older boy and is left behind when he embarks on a ten-month trip to South America. A few years go by; Camille finds herself in a settled relationship. Then her first love returns. It’s not hard to see why the film was a hit at the 2011 Locarno and New York film festivals: Hansen-Løve is romantic without being sentimental, and the movie feels true to loves that actual people have known.
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