An Impossible Love

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An Impossible Love
An Impossible Love poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byCatherine Corsini
StarringVirginie Efira
Niels Schneider
CinematographyJeanne Lapoirie
Release date
  • 26 August 2018 (2018-08-26) (Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême)
  • 7 November 2018 (2018-11-07) (France)
Running time
135 minutes

An Impossible Love (French: Un amour impossible) is a 2018 French drama film directed by Catherine Corsini and based on the best-selling 2015 novel of the same name by Christine Angot.[1] [2]



In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in the birth of a daughter, Chantal. Philippe refuses to marry outside of his social class and Rachel has to raise their daughter alone. Regardless, Chantal is a great source of happiness for Rachel. She wishes for Philippe to legally acknowledge his daughter, which would give her his last name. A battle of more than ten years ensues, which will eventually break up all of their lives.


  1. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (13 November 2018). "'An Impossible Love' ('Un amour impossible'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California: Eldridge Industries. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
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