Goodbye First Love

Mia Hansen-Løve‘s 2011 feature Goodbye First Love (Un Amour de Jeunesse) spans an eight year journey after a young teenage girl experiences her first heart-wrenching breakup. More details as follows (via IFC):

“French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve returns to Toronto after her critically acclaimed The Father of My Children with an acutely perceptive portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance. Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Créton) is a serious, intensely focused girl who has fallen in love with cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel through South America, she is devastated. But over the next eight years, she develops into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love—and the possibility that she’ll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again. Filled with scenes that showcase her extraordinary ability to evoke moods and feelings, Hansen-Løve takes the story of a girl’s first romance and makes it into a singular experience, familiar in its broad strokes and yet so specific that it feels uniquely personal.

The film garnered a Special Mention at the 2011 Locarno International Film Festival and will play at the 2011 New York Film Festival.”

Trailer is embedded down below:

Goodbye First Love (Un Amour de Jeunesse)