Director: Paul Cox
Feature film | AUS | 2000
93 min | Dolby SR
35th Hof International Film Festival
Retired organist and music teacher, Andreas Borg, discovers that his first true love, Claire, lives in the same city as he does. Fifty years after they shared a passionate love affair in post-war Belgium – when he was a young student of music and she was the daughter of an Australian diplomat – Andreas writes her a letter.
Claire hesitatingly responds to his plea to meet again, and it soon becomes evident that their love has not faded. Nothing feels as if it has changed; yet everything inevitably has. Knowing that time is precious, they embark on an affair as recklesse, intense and tempestuous as when they were young lovers.