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REAL LOVE

by Claire Burger

synopsis

Mario, a man without much ambition, except for love, is back to square one after his wife left home. He now must raise on his own his two daughters going through their adolescent years while going through some sort of a teenage crisis of his own. Frida, 14-years old, blames her father for their mother’s absence and she develops ambivalent feelings towards her new girlfriend. Niki, 17-years old, 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. Can accepting to lose someone eventually lead to finding oneself?

international title: Real Love
original title: C'est ça l'amour
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Indie Sales
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Claire Burger
screenplay: Claire Burger
cast: Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg, Cecile Remy-Boutang, Antonia Buresi, Tiago Gandra, Célia Mayer, Gaëtan Terrana, Lorenzo Demanget, Yasmina Douair
cinematography by: Julien Poupard
film editing: Claire Burger, Laurent Sénéchal
art director: Pascale Consigny
costumes designer: Isabelle Pannetier
producer: Isabelle Madelaine
production: Dharamsala, ARTE France Cinéma, Mars Films, Scope Pictures
distributor: Mars Films Distribution