Anaïs in Love – Chicago Reader

Anais in love it is as magnetic as its protagonist. From the start, Anaïs (Anaïs Demoustier) is messy, fluttering from one stressful situation to the next. Except she does it with admirable ease, whether it’s explaining to the landlord why she’s behind on rent or being too late for a date with her boyfriend. By the time she uncomfortably bumps into the much older man she’s about to embark on an affair with, Anaïs seems to be treading perilously close to the manic goblin’s dream girl territory. But filmmaker Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet never lets her get there. Instead, Bourgeois-Tacquet offers a much more charming character whose nuance becomes more evident when she falls in love with Emilie (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), whose husband is the aforementioned man. Once again, she’s messy, but the movie embraces that in a way that honors her character, giving her room to grow autonomously and with an authenticity viewers won’t be able to shake. 98 minutes

Wide release on VOD and limited theatrical release

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