The History of Love / Povestea iubirii (2017)

Original title: The History of Love
English title: The History of Love
Director: Radu Mihăileanu
Produced by: 2.4.7 Films, Oï Oï Oï Productions, Libra Film, Panache Productions, La Compagnie Cinématographique, Caramel Film [CA]
Production year: 2017
Length: 134'
Production status: Released

What if a book written before World War II in a little village in Eastern Europe could shine through the years, crossing continents and surviving violent conflicts, to guide the journey of three generations? This book is entitled THE HISTORY OF LOVE.

New York, the 21st century. Leo, an old Polish Jewish immigrant, lives with the memory of the great love of his life. Despite his painful history, he cheerfully navigates life’s ups and downs with indefatigable, crazy humour, alongside his best friend Bruno. Across town, in Brooklyn, teenage Alma is determined to find the ideal man for her mother to remarry. Always in control, she is staggered to find herself falling for her handsome classmate Misha and discovering love for the first time. Nothing seems to link old Leo and young Alma. And yet… From Poland in the 1930s to Ellis Island, from Chile to Central Park, the manuscript of “the most loved woman in the world” will travel through time to unite their destinies. After The Concert, Radu Mihaileanu returns with a joyful, tender and deeply moving saga.

Directed by: Radu Mihăileanu
Screenplay: Radu Mihaileanu, Marcia Romano
Cinematography: Laurent Dailland
Editing: Ludo Troch
Art direction: Christian Niculescu
Costumes: Viorica Petrovici
Music: Armand Amar
Producers: Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault, Radu Mihaileanu
Co-producers: Tudor Giurgiu, Gaëtan David, André Logie, André Rouleau
Derek Jacobi
Sophie Nélisse
Gemma Arterton
Elliott Gould
Torri Higginson
Alex Ozerov
Mark Rendall

Selected at:
Deauville International Film Festival, France 2016