Director: Claire Burger

98 mins, France, 2018, Digital, Subtitled

The festival’s gala opening screening of Real Love on November 14th will be followed by a Q&A with director Claire Burger and producer Isabelle Madelaine, moderated by Celine Haddad of Screen Ireland.

When Mario (Bouli Lanners) and Armelle separate, the family unit is thrown into disarray. Mario stays at the family home trying to cope with his two teen daughters, Niki (Sarah Henochsberg) who soon turns 18, and 14-year old Frida (Justine Lacroix), who is discovering first love with a girl from her school. Worried about his daughters and needing to reinvigorate his life following the break up, Mario joins the cast of a theatre production developed through workshops with local people, and staged at the theatre where Armelle works…

Director’s Note: Claire Burger (co-director Party Girl, winner Caméra d’Or, Cannes 2014) brings us a touching and moving story of love lost, letting go, and looking for love at any age…

Winner: Giornate Degli Autori, Director’s Award Venice International Film Festival 2018

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th.


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