I’ve Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime) (2008)
A film by Phillipe Claudel
Two sisters (Juliette and Léa) are separated for fifteen years when one of them is convicted of a crime, and is disowned by their parents.
On her release from prison, a social worker acting for Juliette has the idea of approaching Léa to see if she can offer her sister accommodation.
Léa now has a husband, Luc, and two adopted children and Luc is uneasy about the new arrangement; but slowly, with the help of friends and family, the two sisters, for so long strangers, rediscover each other and come to terms with their long separation.
Critically celebrated, this is a film about family, love, rehabilitation, forgiveness and redemption.
Juliette is played by Kristin Scott Thomas, and Léa by Elsa Zylberstein.
The film also stars Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grevill and Frederic Pierrot.