“A sweet and whimsical comedy.” - Catherine Bray, Variety

Sunday, March 3, 5:45 p.m. | In Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot’s charmer, Rémy and Sandra live a quiet and content domestic life. Struggling to conceive, they seek an explanation for their disappointment and discover they suffer from “Past Love Syndrome,” a bizarre condition which has only one cure: both of them must have sex with all of their exes, and find closure on those past relationships. For Sandra, the list of lovers is long; for Rémy this list is…less so. This festival darling, which premiered at Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival, is an irresistible and whimsical journey of love that considers themes of past lives, sex, and intimacy with an openness and refreshing sense of humor that is sure to spark lively conversations between lovers and exes alike.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Grand Prix, National Competition, Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF)

Chicago European Union Film Festival - Spotlight on BelgiumJoin us this year as we dive into the best of Belgian cinema new and old. Presenting Chicago audiences with a potent cultural immersion and showcasing bright new native talents alongside a slice of repertory favorites. View full festival.

The Film Center thanks the consulates, consuls general, and cultural institutes of the European Union in Chicago and their embassies in Washington, D.C., for their support, partnership, and collaboration. Special thanks to Paul M. Van Halteren, president of EuroChicago and Honorary Consul of Belgium in Illinois, and our 2024 Belgium Spotlight partners:

Belgian Presidency of the EU CouncilBe BrusselsFlandersWallonia ExportWallonie BruxellesFederation WalloniaEuro CircleEUC

European Union Center w/European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign through support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI NRC Program.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu