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Katell Quillévéré

Le temps d'aimer (Along Came Love)

125' - 2023 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: French
Director: Katell Quillévéré Composer: Amin Bouhafa With: Anaïs Demoustier, Vincent Lacoste, Morgan Bailey
For Le temps d'aimer, French filmmaker drew inspiration from her grandmother's gripping story. A post-war chronicle of passion, sacrifice and survival.
At the start of Le temps d'aimer, gripping archive footage takes the viewer back to the liberation of France at the end of World War II. Redemption turns to cruelty when a group of women are publicly pilloried. Among them is the fictional character of Madelein (Anaïs Dumoustier). A few years later, she carries a big secret with her, as does François (Vincent Lacoste) with whom she falls in love with. What follows is a compelling melodrama rooted in director and cinematographer Katell Quillévéré's own family history. What binds a family more: lies or truth? As in Suzanne (FFG2013), Quillévéré manages to elegantly spread love and suffering over more than two decades in this gently ambitious co-production with Belgium. Composer Amine Bouhafa shows why he is a generational talent with a dazzling score.
"The life force created by keeping a secret proves to be lightning fuel in Katell Quillévéré’s post-war French family drama that takes the same epic sprawling form as her brilliant 2013 film, Suzanne. [...] Powered by an understated chemistry between Demoustier and Lacoste.” - Little White Lies

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Katell Quillévéré


Amin Bouhafa


Anaïs Demoustier, Vincent Lacoste, Morgan Bailey


Katell Quillévéré, Gilles Taurand

Director of Photography

Tom Harari


Jean-Baptiste Morin


Justin Taurand, David Thion

Production studios

Les Films du Bélier



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Countries of production

Belgium, France




Katell Quillévéré
À bras le corps (short, 2005), L'imprudence (short, 2007), Escape (short, 2009), Love Like Poison (2010), The Staple of News (2013), Heal the Living (2016), Le temps d'aimer (2023)

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