Mit Liebe und Entschlossenheit

A film by Claire Denis. 

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Sara and Jean have been in a loving, sta­ble rela­ti­onship for ten years. They are hap­py. He is her rock, someone she can hold on to. When they first met, Sara was in a rela­ti­onship with François, Jean’s best fri­end. One day, Sara sees François on the street. He does not see her, but she is over­whel­med by a sen­sa­ti­on that her life could sud­den­ly chan­ge. François does inde­ed get in touch with Jean to sug­gest that they work tog­e­ther again. Before long, things are in dan­ger of spi­ral­ling out of con­trol.
Avec amour et acharne­ment is Claire Denis’s third col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with acclai­med wri­ter Christine Angot, with whom she wro­te Un beau sol­eil inté­ri­eur, which also star­red Juliette Binoche. In a per­for­mance that is just as bra­ve and com­mit­ted, the actor pro­ves to be excep­tio­nal­ly sup­p­le as her body beco­mes the ter­rain for a cap­ti­vat­ing theat­re of emo­tio­nal oppo­si­tes. Eric Gautier’s pre­cise cine­ma­to­gra­phy shows us con­tras­ting images of fin­gers com­for­ta­b­ly intert­wi­ned, but also Sara’s enti­re body in for­ward moti­on, erupt­ing in deep, uncon­troll­able moans. Encircled by a wall of pas­sio­na­te fla­mes, Denis’s prot­ago­nists appear to be under sie­ge, see­mingly obli­vious to socie­ty and its inex­orable ten­den­cy to sepa­ra­te all things into oppo­sing categories.


Avec amour et acharne­ment
FR 2022, 116 Min., frz. OmU
Regie: Claire Denis
Kamera: Eric Gautier
Musik: Tindersticks
Schnitt: Emmanuelle Pencalet, Sandie Bompar, Guy Lecorne
mit Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin, Issa Perica, Bulle Ogier, Mati Diop

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