Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Mario, in his mid-50s, can't believe it when his wife, Armelle, moves out after years of marriage. Being part of a happy family was always the most important thing to him. Now his only hope is that Armelle will soon return to him and their two daughters, Niki and Frida. While Mario desperately tries to get the attention of his wife, she's only willing to talk to the children, who are getting to be too much for Mario. In order to help himself and his family, Mario must find another way.

tags: Family, Feature film

Cast: Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg


Screenplay: Claire Burger

Director of Photography: Julien Poupard

Film Editor: Laurent Sénéchal, Claire Burger

Production Designer: Pascale Consigny

Costume Design: Isabelle Pannetier

Sound: Julien Sicart, Fanny Martin, Olivier Goinard

Producer: Isabelle Madelaine

Production Company: Dharamsala

Co-Production Company: Arte France Cinéma, Mars Films, Scope Pictures

World Sales: Indie Sales

Director: Claire Burger


Claire Burger was born in Forbach, France, in 1978. She studied film editing at the Paris film school La Fémis. In 2008, she made the short film FORBACH, which was honored with the Cinéfondation Award in Cannes and the Grand Prix at the festival of short films in Clermont-Ferrand. Together with Marie Amachoukeli, she made C'EST GRATUIT POUR LES FILLES (2009, awarded a César for best short film) and DEMOLITION PARTY (2013). With Amachoukeli and Samuel Theis, she co-wrote and co-directed PARTY GIRL (2014). This film was shown in the "Un Certain Regard" section at Cannes and was awarded the Caméra d'Or as well as the Prix d'ensemble. C'EST ÇA L'AMOUR is the first film she's directed on her own. It celebrated its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2018.