Love Like Poison


Teenage angst and heartache are the focus of Katell Quillévéré's tempered debut

Love Like Poison review

The melodramatic title won’t do it any favours, as Katell Quillévéré’s debut feature is a quiet, sensitive study of a 14-year-old girl beset by adolescent confusion. 

Home from boarding school, Anna (newcomer Clara Augarde in a beautifully gauged performance) finds her parents have split up, her beloved grandfather is dying and she is herself attracted to a good-looking choirboy. 

Pulled every which way by her residual faith, her budding sexuality and the competing demands of her family, Anna tries to work out who she is – and who she wants to be – in the verdant Breton countryside. 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 13th 2011
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