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by Mia Hansen-Løve


Paris, winter 1999. Camille, 15, and Sullivan, 19, are passionately in love, but Sullivan wants to go to South America for a year, which tears the young girl apart. At the end of the summer Sullivan leaves, and after a few months he stops writing to Camille. In spring, Camille attempts suicide. 2003. Camille is concentrating on her architectural studies, and gets to know a famous architect, Lorenz, who restores her self-confidence and with whom she falls in love. 2007. Camille and Lorenz are well established as a couple. Camille is his assistant, but she wants to start her own practice, and comes across Sullivan again. Despite an initially cool first encounter, their love affair starts over. She has never stopped loving him. Camille’s heart is now caught between two loves.

international title: Goodbye First Love
original title: Un amour de jeunesse
country: France
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Mia Hansen-Løve
film run: 110'
release date: FR 06/07/2011, BE 05/10/2011, NL 16/02/2012, PT 22/03/2012, IE 04/05/2012, GB 04/05/2012, ES 11/05/2012, HG 24/05/2012, DE 27/09/2012
screenplay: Mia Hansen-Løve
cast: Lola Creton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne Håvard Brekke, Valérie Bonneton, Serge Renko
cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine
film editing: Marion Monnier
art director: Mathieu Menut, Charlotte de Cadeville
costumes designer: Bethsabée Dreyfus
producer: David Thion, Philippe Martin, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
production: Les Films Pelléas, Razor Film Produktion, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Frenetic Films, Lumière, Curzon Artificial Eye, Lumière, Alambique, Teodora Film, Paco Poch Cinema


main awards/selection

Locarno Film Festival 2011 Official competition

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