A semi-autobiographical novel is the basis of 'Leaving' and 'Summertime' director Catherine Corsini's decades-spanning drama.
Rising star Virginie Efira is superb as Rachel, a young woman whose affair in the 1950s with a callous young man (Niels Schneider) results in the birth of a daughter and a relationship that continues across decades.
Based on Christine Angot's (co-writer of 'Let the Sunshine In') controversial novel, Corsini's impeccably directed and moving drama is beautifully made and stunning to look at.
★★★★ "A subtle, harrowing, acid-etched story of love and hate" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★ "Tender and vibrant" - Edward Porter, The Times
★★★★★ "Brilliantly dark and tender" - Peter Bradshaw's Film of the Week, The Guardian