Though French-Argentine actress Bérénice Bejo first rose to prominence with her performance in “A Knight’s Tale,” she broke through internationally with her starring roles in Michel Hazanavicius’s Best Picture-winning film “The Artist” and Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past.” Now, she stars in Joachim Lafosse’s “After Love,” a divorce drama about a bitter couple and their continued attempts to separate. Watch the trailer for the film below.
The film follows Marie (Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) who, after 15 years of marriage and two children, decide to get a divorce. Unfortunately, Boris cannot afford to move out until their house is sold, so thus he still lives in the home. Boris demands half of the proceeds from the sale because his renovations greatly increased the market value, while Marie refuses on the grounds that she bought the house in the first place. Thus, they find themselves at an impasse, and soon all their shared frustrations and resentment arise.
“After Love” premiered in the Director’s Fortnight section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. It will be released in the U.K. on October 28th and is currently seeking U.S. distribution.