An Impossible Love

Catherine Corsini (2018)

Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth Rated 15 Run time 135 mins

Due to an issue with obtaining the film, Queen & Slim was not screened on 02/10/20 and has instead been postponed to 04/12/20

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.

100% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.0 – IMDB

“A subtle, harrowing, acid-etched story of love and hate…”

“Corsini is a film-maker who has always been drawn to the themes of female sexuality and the challenge and transgression that it represents. This is her best picture so far.”

Film Essay: Two People In A House: Catherine Corsini’s ‘An Impossible Love’ (‘Un Amour Impossible’) – Another Gaze