A young Parisian woman falls in love with a sailor she meets on holiday. Whilst the summer brings them together, the autumn pulls them apart. They continue to write to each other but live separate lives, he in Brest with his friends, her in Paris waiting to see him again.
Buried treasure from the margins of the nouvelle vague, this poetic enigma sensitively captures young love through changing tides. Shot over three years in nostalgic color and shimmering black and white, Love at Sea is an elliptical marvel, and the first masterwork from French auteur Guy Gilles.
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