I've Loved You So Long (in French)
Rating = B+
has read a few reviews of this movie knows already that it is nominally
about a mother who 15 years ago murdered her six year old son and has
recently been released from prison and come to live with her sister,
brother-in-law, and young nieces. (I you don't know it already, you
will learn it early in the movie.) When the motive for the murder is
finally disclosed at the end of the movie, it is almost anti-climatic,
and many viewers may already have guessed most of the truth.
However, the movie is not really about the murderer's sister (or the
audience) finally learning the truth. The movie is about the
reintegration into life, family, and society of the murderer, and the
rebuilding of love between the sisters, once very close but torn apart
by the unexplained act of murder.