The Irish Film Institute (IFI), in association with the Association des Membres de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques en Irlande (AMOPA Irlande) and the French Embassy in Ireland, will present a screening of Philippe Claudels I’ve Loved You So Long on Saturday, February 4th at 2 p.m. followed by a Q&A with the director.

Claudel’s riveting début feature is built on a remarkable BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated performance from Kristin Scott Thomas. She plays Juliette, a former doctor who is taken in by her younger sister Léa (Elsa Zylberstein) and her family following her release from prison.

As information about Juliette’s past and the circumstances of her incarceration are revealed, the film takes on a cumulative power as she reacquaints herself with the world, and the fragile relationship between this brittle, melancholy woman and her wary, though loving sister slowly develops.

I’ve Loved You So Long won the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language. The film also won two César Awards including Best Supporting Actress for Elsa Zylberstein, and was nominated for two Golden Globes.

Tickets for the screening of I’ve Loved You So Long + Q&A are now on sale from www.ifi.ie and the IFI Box Office – 01-6793477.

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