1960: Rachel (Virginie Efira) is working as a secretary when she begins a passionate but stormy affair with the callous Philippe (Niels Schneider). The liaison results in the birth of a daughter, who Philippe refuses to acknowledge. Whilst Rachel's love for her daughter is unconditional, Philippe's presence in their daughter's life has dangerous consequences that endure, to the present day. A heartbreaking story of a toxic love affair across the decades, Catherine Corsini's beautiful 'An Impossible Love' is as emotionally raw as it is elegantly shot.
Instantly forgettable & not engrossing . One of the very few French films that i didn't enjoy. It just meanders along without that much happening & not long after i am struggling to remember what it was actually about.
Very sensitive film about the impact of an abusive relationship in her youth on a young single mother and subsequently on her daughter. The acting was convincing, that of the mother, as she progressed to her later years, particularly so. Virginie Efira's understated reaction to all the painful incidents to which she was exposed conveyed the depth of her personal pain more effectively than an excess of emotion.