Goodbye, First Love
Mercifully Short Review
by Jonathan Empson
Original title: Un Amour de Jeunesse
Camille (Lola Creton) is sexy but clingy, and suffering teen angst over the imminent departure of her boyfriend Sullivan to South America. The angst continues into her 20s as he falls off the map and she studies to be an architect. Will she ever get over him? Only her architectural models reveal her inner state (as opposed to her face, as Camille wears more or less the same pouty and intense expression throughout).
Warning: this is a very French film, meaning it starts in the middle and is pretty much still in the middle when it ends. But with lots of scenes of people romping around the beautiful Ardèche countryside, it’s as easy on the eye as its star.
Released April 5, 2012.
Jonathan Empson’s TV script Chromewas nominated for an AWGIE in 2010.
His recently completed historical drama-comedy feature Leonardo’s War is in circulation, and his black comedy-thriller Get Out of Here has been optioned.
He is represented by Rick Raftos Management.