Press 30 MAY 2016

Multiple sales for After Love

Both the press and the public reacted enthusiastically to After Love, Joachim Lafosses’ seventh feature film, following its world premiere at the Director’s Fortnight this year in Cannes.

The enthusiasm was obviously shared by the industry. As the Film Market held each year alongside the Festival came to a close, international sales agent Le Pacte announced distribution deals with several territories, among which Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chili, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Middle East.

Additionally, numerous major festivals have already expressed their desire to present the film.

Shot in Brussels, After Love stars Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Marthe Keller, Jade and Margaux Soentjens.

After living together for 15 years, Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) decide to get a divorce. Marie is the one who bought the house in which they live with their two daughters, but Boris has completely renovated it. Since he cannot afford to find another place to live, they must continue to share it. When all is said and done, neither of the two is willing to give up.

After Love is once again a co-production between Versus production (Jacques-Henri and Olivier Bronckart) and Prime Time (Flanders) in Belgium and Les films du Worso (Sylvie Pialat) in France with the support of le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, of Wallonia, of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Tax shelter of the Belgian Federal Government. The film is also co-produced by the RTBF and BeTv-Voo.

O’Brother Distribution will release the film in the Benelux and Le Pacte will handle the French release and international sales.

The film will be released in Belgium on the 8th of June and in France shortly after.

Following a noteworthy debut in Venice in 2006 with Private Property starring Isabelle Huppert, Joachim Lafosse was selected to the Director’s Fortnight two years later with Private Lessons. From then on, film after film, his career gained momentum, notably with national and international recognition for Our Children (selected to Un Certain Regard where Emilie Dequenne was awarded the Best Actress Prize, but also the main winner of Les Magrittes du Cinéma). In January 2016 The White Knights hit screens after having premiered in Toronto and San Sebastian where the film won the Best Director Award. With After Love, for the very first time, Joachim Lafosse got on board a project that he did not initiate himself. The original screenplay was written by Mazarine Pingeot and Fanny Burdino.