“Announces its writer-director as a formidable new American indie voice. Superb lead turns from Chris O’Dowd and Andie MacDowell. An alternately ugly and lovely – and altogether authentic – snapshot of the tumultuous process of grieving a lost loved one. “ – Nick Schager, VARIETY
“Elegant and unsentimental… with an emotional hold that sneaks up on you. O’Dowd again proves himself an actor of significant range and sensitivity; MacDowell swings between warmth and brittleness, with never a false note.” – David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Suzanne (Andie MacDowell) and Glenn (Gareth Williams) are college theatre professors, enjoying a playful, tempestuous marriage surrounded by students and family. Their two sons are Nicholas (Chris O’Dowd), a successful book editor in a relationship with Rebecca (Juliet Rylance), and Chris (James Adomian), perpetually attempting to find an outlet for his vague, impassioned creativity. When Glenn becomes ill with cancer, the family waits out his last Summer days together.
Glenn’s eventual death prompts curious, contradictory reactions: Nicholas jettisons his long-term relationship with Rebecca and becomes haphazardly engaged to his father’s student, Emilie (Dree Hemingway); Suzanne, now displaced as mother and wife, begins to see a series of men; Chris lurches forward, careening from failure to failure while pursuing an artistic career. Ill-equipped to attend to their mounting emotional needs, the family finds release in alternatively abhorrent and joyful ways.
LOVE AFTER LOVE takes an unblinking look at a family navigating their way forward in the shadow of a shared loss.
Director: Russell Harbaugh
Writers: Russell Harbaugh, Eric Mendelsohn
Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Andie MacDowell, James Adomian, Juliet Rylance, Dree Hemingway, Gareth Williams
TRT: 91 min.
IFC Films will release LOVE AFTER LOVE in theaters and on demand March 30th