Cannes 2011 is in full swing and it seems rather odd to post this clip from a movie which screened at the festival back in 2010 but it really shows how long some of these movies take to be seen in the rest of the world after debuting at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Love Like Poison is directed by Katell Quillévéré and stars Clara Augarde, Lio, Michel Galabru, Stefano Cassetti, Thierry Neuvic and Youen Leboulanger-Gourvil. It’s available to view in cinemas now.

A coming-of-age drama which skillfully combines sexual frankness with a captivating sense of innocence, first-time director Katell Quillévéré’s charming Love Like Poison was a surprise, yet deserved, critical hit at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her beloved grandfather. She also grows close to Pierre, a free-spirited teenager who cares little about God. Anna is preparing for her confirmation, but her budding desire for Pierre shakes her faith. She longs to give herself over, body and soul but doesn’t know if it is to God, or something else …?

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