Goodbye First Love ★★★★½

Pacing through the city of Paris to then naturally transporting the narrative to rural France spiritually recalls Things to Come. Yet, away from evoking any other pieces of her filmography, Løve displays that true love never really fades, it yet transforms into a complex element of our everyday lives.

Finding myself spun into an deep emotional state, the director has a profound awareness of the light and darkness that will constantly remain after a true love is broken. Outlined in the extended metaphor, as delivered by the architect proposing Camilie’s work should be imbued with more ‘’glimmer’’, the simplicity of this notion foregrounds a subtle verisimilitude and/ or truth. 

Leaving me to question my own sensibility toward the matter, my undying admiration for Løve’s filmography/ perception of human nature knows no boundaries.

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