uk cinemas listings

UK Cinemas

Cinema listings with film information and movie reviews

Entertainments Search:

Goodbye First Love (Un amour de jeunesse)

A teenage romance, which is initially full of trepidation and promise, ends in heartbreak and shattered illusion in Mia Hansen-Love's handsomely crafted drama. In 1999 Paris, 15-year-old Camille (Lola Creton) is madly in love with Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky) and wants to spend every waking minute with him. He feels slightly suffocated by her affection and attempts to moderate her behaviour. They get out of the city and head to Ardeche where Sullivan reveals that he and a male friend are soon to leave for a 10-month tour of South America. He promises to write regularly to Camille so they can continue their romance when he returns. Alas, the letters gradually taper off and Camille is devastated to lose her soulmate. A few years pass and she becomes an architecture student but is still deeply scarred by her experiences with Sullivan. Rather than gravitate towards men her own age, Camille gravitates towards divorced professor Lorenz (Magne-Havard Brekke), who seems to provide the security and stability she craves. Then Sullivan arrives back in Paris and a maelstrom of emotions boils over.