100 mins, Belgium, 2016, Digital, Subtitled

This film was released 28th October 2016, and is no longer screening.

★★★★★ Cineman

★★★★ Irish Times

Join us for a special Rhone wine-tasting in conjunction with Inter-Rhône Rhone Wine Week Ireland, as part of Rhône Wine Week,  (Oct 29th – November 5th), on November 2nd. The wine-tasting, hosted by Hugo Levingstone from Domaine de Mourchon, will start at 19.00, and the film will commence at 20.30. Tickets for wine-tasting and film: €25 (tickets not sold for wine-tasting alone); film-only tickets at standard IFI pricing. Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

After Love sees Belgian director Joachim Lafosse return to similar territory to that of Private Property, his debut from 2006, namely the division of a shared life and property following a marital breakup. Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) are calling it quits having been together for 15 years; she is the breadwinner in the relationship, her savings and a gift from her wealthy parents having bought the well-appointed home they inhabit with their young twin daughters.

Boris, a contractor between jobs, feels he has a claim on 50% of the apartment as his renovations greatly increased its market value, an argument which gains no traction with the increasingly harried Marie who is anxious for him to move out.

Recriminations and point-scoring arguments escalate as both parties take up intransigent positions in this tightly controlled, emotionally resonant drama. (Notes by David O’Mahony.)

Screening on October 28th. Tickets €7 for IFI and Alliance Française members.

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