Amore Mio

From The Distrib Films Collection

Directed by Guillaume Gouix

80 minutes / Color
French / English subtitles
Release: 2024
Copyright: 2021

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Still in shock from the sudden death of her husband, Lola (Alysson Paradis) makes a snap decision to flee the funeral with her 7-year-old son and sister, Margaux (Élodie Bouchez, IN SAFE HANDS, GUY). As the impromptu escapade turns into a road trip through France, the long-estranged sisters are forced to contend with each other’s clashing personalities. The responsible and reliable Margaux bristles against Lola’s bohemian spontaneity, while the long hours on the road soon resurface unhealed wounds. Buoyed by stand-out performances from Alysson Paradis and Élodie Bouchez, AMORE MIO is an affirming story of re-discovering family and living life fully in the face of overwhelming grief.

“For his venture behind the camera, Guillaume Gouix refuses to put himself in the spotlight and focuses on this electrifying sisterly relationship that energizes the narrative. A delicate, sensitive, and very touching debut film.” —Le Figaro

“Guillaume Gouix takes the viewer on an intimate and sunny journey, touching in its delicacy and approach to grief.” —Le Journal du Dimanche

“This debut film breathes with the love of cinema.” —Télérama

"Joyful reunions filled with twists and delightful dialogues." —Franceinfo Culture

"A well-directed road movie and a beautiful film of repair." —Marie Claire

“A confident and well-formed debut. [Alysson] Paradis is absolutely magnetic as Lola.” —The Arts STL

“Alysson Paradis and the always magnetic Élodie Bouchez are memorable in Guillaume Gouix’s absorbing character study.” —The Flip Side

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Select Accolades

  • Youth Jury Prize for Feature Film, Saint-Jean-de-Luz International Film Festival 2022
  • Nominee, Best First Film, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2022
  • Nominee, Best International Film, Bergamo Film Meeting 2023
  • Cinemania Francophone Film Festival 2022
  • Angoulême Francophone Film Festival 2022



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