After Love (L'économie du couple)

Each week, FrenchFlicks selects a French film available on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand or TV5Monde.

This month, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand presents After Love (L'économie du couple), a brutally honest examination of a crumbling family with a powerful performance from Bérénice Bejo (The Artist).

After Love

From the director of Our Children, comes the stark story of Boris (Cédric Kahn) and Marie (Bérénice Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together. They have two girls that they adore. However, cash-strapped Boris is still living in the family home. When all is said and done, neither of the two is willing to give up.Now this apartment is a war zone and their situation a nightmare. Joachim Lafosse captures with great magnitude, the painfully intimate, harrowingly fascinating drama about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the complexity of the end of a long love story.

"It's like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe and only a handful of rooms, although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex, if not quite as emotionally resonant during its final stages." - Hollywood Reporter

"Most films about relationships on the rocks center on things like betrayal and guilt and lust. Rare is the work that tackles one of the most common and corrosive sources of conflict among couples: financial instability." - Village Voice

Directed by:[nbspJoachim Lafosse (France, 2016)
With: Fanny Burdino, Joachim Lafosse, Mazarine Pingeot, Thomas van Zuylen
Genre: Drama
Running time : 100 min
Subtitles: English

TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand is now available via streaming with Sling TV

Now also available: Une Vie, Django, Creature from the Lake and much more.

Go back