Chicago European Union Film Festival: THE (EX)PERIENCE OF LOVE


THEATER 1 Sun, Mar 3 5:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Raphaël Balboni
Ann Sirot
Cast:Lucie Debay
Lazare Gousseau
Nora Hamzawi
Florence Loiret Caille
Florence Janas


In Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot’s charmer, Rémy and Sandra live a quiet and content domestic life. Struggling to conceive, they seek an explanation for their disappointment and discover they suffer from “Past Love Syndrome,” a bizarre condition which has only one cure: both of them must have sex with all of their exes, and find closure on those past relationships. For Sandra, the list of lovers is long; for Rémy this list is…less so. This festival darling, which premiered at Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival, is an irresistible and whimsical journey of love that considers themes of past lives, sex, and intimacy with an openness and refreshing sense of humor that is sure to spark lively conversations between lovers and exes alike.