Anaïs in Love

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Anaïs is a PhD student in literature in Paris, passionate about her studies and life, and also broke. Her mother's cancer has come back, and she has started an affair with a married editor, Daniel. But when she meets Daniel's wife Émilie, a famous writer, new desires come full force into her life. 

For her debut feature, director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet has created a sensual, sensual and bright film that explores the longings of the heart through its main character, Anaïs. The latter is a bright PhD student, an energetic and impulsive soul, sometimes a bit of a scatter-brain, who goes through life and love with passion and curiosity. Her life is not all rosy though, as her mother's cancer comes back, and her ex confronts her about her carefree attitude.When Anaïs meets Daniel, an older editor, she starts an affair with him, but quickly discovers that she is much more interested in his wife, the writer Émilie. A slow-burning romance blooms between the two, and they have to decide which of the roads of desire they want to take.

Anaïs In Love is a blazing film bathed in light, like a metaphor for the intense fire of passion that inhabits the main character. The film features brilliant performances, in particular from Anaïs Demoustier in the titular character, and the French-Italian actress Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi as Émilie


Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet is a French director born in 1986. She studied literature, before directing her first two short films: Joujou (2016), and Pauline asservie, which was nominated in the Critics' Week at Cannes 2018. Her debut feature, Anaïs in Love, was selected in the Critics' Week at Cannes 2021. 


2021 Les Amours d'Anaïs / Anaïs In Love
2018 Pauline asservie (Short)
2016 Joujou (Short)

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