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Life Is For Loving

Life Is For Loving

A Feature film by Noémie Lvovsky

Produced by Vega Film, Arena Films

Release in France : 18/08/1999

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Vega Film, Arena Films

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

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It's the tale of four girls. How they become inseparable friends. How they live out their teen years together. How this meeting changes their lives and their persons. How the years of youth fly by. What they have become at the dawn of adulthood, that which may well dictate their entire lives.


The film is drawn from memories: of events, stories, but also of feelings,

moods. It enables me to speak about them a little bit, although it's

impossible to really describe what it's like to be a teenager. I've wanted

to tell the tale of this gang of four girls for years, even before I made

"Forget Me." But, until meeting Florence Syvos, who stuck with the film

from the beginning to the end, the desire was vague and confused. I was

afraid of being superficial, having an adult view of adolescence. Before

starting the script with Florence, I asked a friend to do separate

interviews with me and my three childhood friends. We all said how our

getting together had changed our lives. It was something we'd never dared

admit to each other because it was too sentimental for a gang of tough guys

like us to say¡Æ That's the feeling which counted in the film, knowing that

my friendship with these three girls had changed me.

No¨|mie Lvovsky - Director, excerpt from the press folder

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Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Bruno Pesery

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Florence Seyvos, Noémie Lvovsky

Line Producer :

Thierry Verrier

Directors of Photography :

Agnès Godard, Bertrand Chatry

Press Attachés (film) :

Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues

Continuity supervisor :

Olivia Bruynoghe

Music Composer :

Bruno Fontaine

Sound Mixer :

Cyril Holtz

Assistant directors :

Ludovic Bernard, Olivier Genet, Patrick Roques

Producer :

Laurence Picollec

Screenwriter :

Noémie Lvovsky

Sound recordists :

Frédéric Ullman, François Musy

Editor :

Michel Klochendler

Production Designer :

Yves Fournier

Costume designers :

Dorothée Guiraud, Élisabeth Méhu

Still Photographer :

David Verlant

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Feature film

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Production language :

French, Italian

Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland

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Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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Runtime :

1 h 51 min

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Festival Selections (7)

Warsaw - French Film Festival - 2000

Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 2000)


Films selected

Locarno International Film Festival - 1999

Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 1999)


International Competition