Real Love

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    Real Love

    C'est ça l'amour

    Directed by

    France, Belgium


    98 min

    • French


    Forbach, East of France, today. Mario, a man without much ambition, except where love is concerned, is back to square one after his wife left home. He now must raise his two adolescent daughters by himself, while going through some sort of a teenage crisis of his own. 14-year-old Frida blames her father for their mother's leaving and she develops ambivalent feelings towards her new girlfriend. 17-year-old Niki will soon leave home. Until then, she lives the good life. Mario can't help but lose the women he loves. Yet they must all agree to let one another go.


    • Best Film - Giornate degli Autori (Venice)
    • Crystal Arrow, Best Actor (Bouli Lanners), Press Award, Femme de cinéma Sisley/Les Arcs Prize - Les Arcs EFF


    Labels & Line Ups


    Bouli Lanners
    Justine Lacroix
    Sarah Henochsberg
    Cécile Rémy-Boutang
    Antonia Buresi
    Célia Mayer
    Lorenzo Demanget
    Tiago Gandra
    Claire Burger
    Julien Poupard
    Claire Burger
    Laurent Sénéchal
    Claire Burger

    Claire Burger


    The more distinctive you are, the less you fear being original, the more I feel that you can really reach out to the majority.

    Claire Burger attended the La Fémis film school in France, in the editing department. She co-directed the short films FORBACH (Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, and second prize from the Cinéfondation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival) and IT’S FREE FOR GIRLS (César for Best Short in 2010, and selection of the 2009 International Critics' Week) together with Marie Amachoukeli. Her first feature film, PARTY GIRL, co-directed with Marie Amachoukeli and Samuel Theis, won the Ensemble Prize (Un Certain Regard) and the Caméra d'or award in Cannes in 2014. Her latest film, REAL LOVE, won the Best Film award at Giornate degli Autori (Venice).

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