Riva/Presents Extra author Heidi Rice gushes about the best love story she's seen on film this year... Seriously!
Beautifully directed by Audiard, the film basically places you within the world that these characters inhabit... In the midst of a brutal bare-knuckle fight, on a nightclub dancefloor, during a swim in the sea, etc.... Then lets you watch how they cope with the traumas they have suffered, the significant moments in their lives and with each other and the other people around them. Greatly helped by intuitive performances from Marion Cotillard and newcomer Matthias Schoenaerts, it's really hard to describe how moving and absorbing and just down right wonderful this film is. It's about loss and hardship and trust and loyalty and sex and struggle and parenthood and tenderness and all those delicate, incidental ways in which people connect with each other while they form a relationship.
Go see it. And I dare you not to fall in love with Matthias Schoenaerts, too!
Heidi has two books out this month: Entangled Indulgence Baby It's Cold Outside, a seasonal anthology with fellow authors Kate Hardy, Amy Andrews and Aimee Carson and her latest Harlequin Presents Extra, One Night, So Pregnant!
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