North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Radu Mihaileanu

Country: Canada, France
Language: English

Running Time: 134min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Marquee Series

Based on American author Nicole Krauss’ bestseller, The History of Love is a sprawling saga of undaunted ardor and merciless twists of fate. Spanning decades and continents, the film’s central narrative begins in prewar Poland and follows Leo Gurski and Alma Mereminski, neighbours and sweethearts whose romance is thwarted by the rise of fascism. Before the war Alma is sent to America; after the war Leo tries to find her, oblivious to the surprises that await him.

Aided by a brilliant cast that includes Gemma Arterton and veteran actors Derek Jacobi and Elliott Gould, director Radu Mihăileanu deftly weaves the many threads of Krauss’ novel into a soaring epic that touches on the duties of Jewishness, literature and love.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Knight Competition and CineDwnTwn Galas  Film Categories


Our Marquee presentation screening of The History of Love will be preceded by an extended conversation with director Radu Mihăileanu.



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Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Producer: Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault, Radu Mihaileanu
Screenwriter: Radu Mihaileanu, Marcia Romano

Music: Armand Amar
Cinematographer: Laurent Dailland
Editor: Ludo Troch

Cast: Derek Jacobi, Sophie Nelisse, Gemma Arterton, Elliott Gould

Radu Mihaileanu

Radu Mihăileanu is a Romanian-born French filmmaker. He is a graduate of Paris’ Institut des hautes études cinématographiques. His credits include Train of Life (98), which won the Audience Award here in Miami, and Live and Become (05), for which Mihăileanu won a César. The History of Love (16) is his latest film.

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