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An Impossible Love

An Impossible Love

An Impossible Love is a 2018 French drama film directed by Catherine Corsini and based on the best-selling 2015 novel of the same name by Christine Angot.

Plot

In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in the birth of a daughter, Chantal. Philippe refuses to marry outside of his social class and Rachel has to raise their daughter alone. Regardless, Chantal is a great source of happiness for Rachel. She wishes for Philippe to legally acknowledge his daughter, which would give her his last name. A battle of more than ten years ensues, which will eventually break up all of their lives.

    More details

    director Catherine Corsini
    genre drama
    keywords social class young man
    nomination IFFR audience award