• I've Loved You So Long (2008)

I've Loved You So Long

Release Date: October 24th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 3rd, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

After serving 15 years in prison for killing her young son, Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas) moves in with her younger sister, Lea (Elsa Zylberstein). Though Lea has built a comfortable family life in the years since Juliette went away, she is still affected by her sister's terrible crime. Meanwhile, world-weary Juliette attempts to get past the years of estrangement and reconnect with Lea.

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill, Frédéric Pierrot, Lise Ségur, Jean-Claude Arnaud, Mouss

Director: Philippe Claudel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: UGC YM, Integral Film

Keywords: Murder, Sister, Husband, Emotional, Hospital, Family, Mystery, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A scintillating drama about pain and healing made with intelligence and compassion. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Kristin Scott Thomas' performance in I've Loved You So Long is one of a small handful of highlights by which people will remember this year in movies. This is acting at its most exalted. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Philippe Claudel gives his heroine unusual depth, which Kristin Scott Thomas reveals with unusual passion. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language