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Even Lovers Get the Blues

Country: Belgium, Language: French, 95 mins

  • Director: Laurent Micheli
  • Writer: Laurent Micheli
  • Producer: Anton Iffland Stettner; Eva Kuperman

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An explosive opening and a damn fine debut from Laurent Micheli!

A film that flows - seamlessly - from one emotion into another, from one party into a bedroom and back again.

It all revolves around a close-knit group of 30-somethings...each at different stages in their sexual maturity...some want to settle, some want to party, some want to experience something new...and, one just wants someone.

Rarely is such directorial competence seen in a debut...there's joy, there's pain and there are those little injected quirks that set this film on fire. The soundtrack is fuel to that fire!

All the characters are credible, relatable and identifiable...they blatantly ask: Who are you? Where are this crazy adult world?

This is a testament to youth, a tribute to those care-free, sex-filled in all cases, when the fire dies and the embers glow, good things must come to an end. Some cling on as if their life depended upon it, some move on because their life depends on moving on...and, some compromise for a happier, more dependable life.

Laurent Micheli has made a mature film about impending maturity...sooner or later, we all get there...for better, for worse.

A mighty fine mature film...about the end of immaturity.


Even Lovers get the Blues - TRAILER from Olivier Boonjing on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

Ana is sleeping with Hugo, Dalhia with Graciano, Léo with Louis, and Arthur with everyone. Parties and love affairs lead to heart searching, deep desires and the craving to live life to the full. Even Lovers Get the Blues draws the portrait of the love and sexual lives of disenchanted and passionate young people.

Cast & Characters

Marie Denys as Ana;
Tristan Schotte as Arthur;
Adriana Da Fonseca as Dalhia;
Gabriel Da Costa as Graciano;
Severine Porzio as Leo;
Arnaud Bronsart as Louis;
Catherine Salee as La vendeuse de sex-shop;
Arieh Worthalter as Le chanteur;
Laurent Caron as Le maitre-nageur;
Philippe Grand'Henry as L'homme du lac;
Gael Maleux as Hugo;
Julien Jakout as Figuration / silhouette;
Sabrina Assabah;
Juan Bernardo Martinez as Miguel;
Adrien Letartre as Le jeune homme de la soiree