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U.S. Theatrical Premiere
HIDDEN LOVE (L'Amour caché)
OFFICIAL SELECTION Toronto Intl Film Fest
Recommended! -NewCity Chicago
Based on the novel by Danielle Girard, Hidden Love is a moving drama between mother and daughter featuring French star Isabelle Huppert (La Cérémonie, The Piano Teacher) who provides one of her best performances. After a third suicide attempt, Danielle (Huppert) is placed under psychiatric observation in a private clinic in Paris. Her fractured relationship with her daughter Sophie (Mélanie Laurent) troubles her deeply, and she cannot recuperate from her self inflicted wounds, until she is able to speak about her past. Her psychiatrist, Dr. Nielsen (Greta Scacchi, The Coca Cola Kid), is not ready to give up on her and convinces Danielle to put down her thoughts on paper. Under Dr. Nielsen's vigilant supervision, Danielle slowly manages to find the words to articulate and understand the roots of her distress and despair. However, when Sophie unexpectedly reappears, Danielle suffers a devastating relapse, and finds herself wandering through the streets of Paris. She eventually returns to the clinic where she receives unexpected news, which will forever change her life and create for the first time, a future of promise and self fulfillment. (TIFF)
Directed by Alessandro Capone, Belgium/ Italy/Luxembourg, 2007, 35mm, 90 mins. In French with English subtitles.