This debut film by writer-director Charlene Bourgeois-Tacquet explores passion and a life-changing affair

BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY PECCADILLO PICTURES

Anaïs (Anaïs Demoustier, The New Girlfriend) is the energetic and impulsive protagonist of this sparkling rom-com. Fans of Gentleman Jack, will appreciate the captivating allure of a sapphic power walk. In the opening of this film, we get to see Anaïs sprinting down Parisian sidewalks with a crushed bouquet of flowers tightly held under her arm. 

Anaïs is a captivating millennial woman who is obsessed with passion but seems too distracted to truly embrace it. She flitters from one lover to the next whilst trying to find some direction in life. Her claustrophobia prevents her from riding a lift which leads to a humorous “meet cute” with Daniel (Denis Podalydès, Sorry Angel) an intellectual almost the same age as her father. The two start an affair, however before long, Anaïs finds herself captivated instead by Daniel’s beautiful long-time partner, Emilie (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Summer of 85, Only the Animals), a successful and charismatic writer. And so, another affair begins, but could this one offer the passion and contentment Anaïs has been searching for? 

DIVA is exclusively premiering the trailer for Anaïs In Love ahead of its UK and Ireland release on 19 August.

The film features stunning Paris and Normandy locations which make an already enchanting story even more so. Viewers will be truly captivated as they watch Anaïs navigate the world and the two women uncover their similarities and differences. It’s a guaranteed perfect summer sapphic viewing. 

Directed by Charlene Bourgeois-Tacquet, Anaïs In Love is coming to UK and Ireland cinemas and digital 19 August. 

Peccadillo Pictures

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