GOODBYE FIRST LOVE

Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
US release date: April 20, 2012

Goodbye First Love is French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve’s acutely perceptive portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance.

Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Créton) is a serious, intensely focused girl who has fallen in love with easy-going Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel through South America, she is devastated. But over the next eight years, she develops into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love—and the possibility that she’ll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again.

Rendering scenes that showcase her extraordinary ability to evoke moods and feelings, Hansen-Løve takes the story of a girl’s first romance and makes it into a singular experience, familiar in its broad strokes and yet so specific that it feels uniquely personal.

Hansen-Løve’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed The Father of my Children opens theatrically in New York on Friday, April 20 at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and IFC Center, with a national roll-out to follow. On Friday April 27, it will be available nationwide on Sundance Selects’ video-on-demand platform to over 50 million homes in all major markets.

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