almost 7 years
Heart-rending film that made me weep. Kristin is amazing
I've Loved You So Long (French: Il y a longtemps que je t'aime) is a 2008 French-language drama film written and directed by Philippe Claudel. It tells the story of a woman struggling to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
When Juliette Fontaine is released from prison after serving a fifteen-year sentence, her younger sister Léa invites her to stay with her family - including her husband Luc, his mute father Papy Paul, and their two adopted Vietnamese daughters, P'tit Lys and Emelia - in their home in the university town of Nancy in Lorraine. Léa, a college professor of literature, is considerably younger than Juliette. The younger woman recalls little about her childhood. Because of the nature of Juliette's crime (a secret which is revealed at the end of the film), their parents denied Juliette's existence and refused to allow Léa to visit her. In addition, Juliette had refused to speak throughout her trial. As a result, Léa...