Thanks to Palace Films here is your chance to win double passes to I've Loved You So Long.Juliette (Kristen Scott Thomas) is a woman with a hard shell; distant and withdrawn. After being away for some time she has returned to stay with her younger sister Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) who, with a young family, exciting job, and full life, seems her polar opposite.
It is a happy reunion, but one that is also tainted by the past. For 15 years Juliette has had no ties with a family who had rejected her, and knows nothing of Leas family: her husband Luc (Serge Hazanavicius), two young adopted daughters from Vietnam, and Luc's live-in father.
The two siblings begin to rebuild their relationship and Juliette does her best to carry on with everyday life, searching for a job, entertaining her nieces, swimming at the local pool, even developing a friendship with one of Leas colleagues, Michel (Laurent Grevill), albeit one she keeps at arms-length.
But everyone has questions.
Leas friends, potential employers, her inquisitive young niece Lys (Lise Segur) all want to know where this beautiful elusive woman has been hiding for so long, and what she has been doing.
As circumstances surrounding Juliettes long absence gradually unfold, painful secrets are brought to the surface and threaten to devastate her life all over again.
A profoundly touching story about isolation and human restoration, Ive Loved You So Long is the debut feature of acclaimed novelist Philippe Claudel and was an enormous critical and box office success in France upon its release.
Both heart-rending and hopeful, Kristin Scott Thomas delivers one of the most powerful performances of her career in a film that will resonate with audiences long after they have left the cinema.
In Cinemas 26th December.
* Passes valid in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart from 8th Jan 2009.