Love Like Poison
aka Un poison violent
First screened in October 2010 / Most recently screened in December 2018
Director: Katell Quillévéré. Cast: Clara Augarde, Lio, Stefano Cassetti, Michel Galabru, Youen Leboulanger-Gourvil, Thierry Neuvic, Françoise Navarro, François Bernard, Philippe Duclos, Margaux Louineau. Screenplay: Katell Quillévéré, with Mariette Désert.

Twitter Capsule: (2010) Subtle, unsettling coming-of-age drama, graced by wholly plausible sense of place. One of Chicago Film Festival's best!

Second Capsule: (2019) Poignantly poker-faced, perfectly judged tale of preteen girl posing questions to family, faith, and first love.

VOR:   Quillévéré emerged at festivals around the same time as Alice Rohrwacher, and she deserves equal prominence. A master of complex empathy and understatement.

Photo © 2010 Les Films du Bélier

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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