About The Film
Spanning decades and continents, THE HISTORY OF LOVE is a sprawling, big-budget saga of star-crossed lovers and merciless twists of fate, co-starring Derek Jacobi and Elliott Gould. Based on the international bestseller, this epic romantic drama charts the journey of elderly Polish immigrant Léo Gursky (Jacobi) who never got over losing his shtetl sweetheart, beautiful headstrong Alma (Gemma Arterton). Now living in New York near his childhood friend Bruno (Gould), lovelorn but indefatigable Léo meets a teenage girl (Sophie Nélisse) who helps him reconnect with his past through a long-lost manuscript. From prewar Poland to Chile, Chinatown and Brooklyn, filmmaker Radu Mihăileanu’s seemingly fractured tale of entanglements, misunderstandings and ardor ultimately coalesces in a gratifying emotional finale bridging time and destinies.