I Love You, I Love You Not

I Love You, I Love You Not is a 1996 American romantic drama film directed by Billy Hopkins and written (also the play) by Wendy Kesselman.

I Love You, I Love You Not
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBilly Hopkins
Written byWendy Kesselman
CinematographyMaryse Alberti
Edited byPaul Karasick
Music byGil Goldstein
Release date
  • 28 April 1996 (1996-04-28) (France)
  • 31 October 1997 (1997-10-31) (USA)
Running time
88 mins
United States
United Kingdom


The film is told through the stories of two women: Nana, a grandmother, and Daisy, her granddaughter. Daisy tells Nana of her strong and blossoming romance with a young man named Ethan and her problems at school because she is Jewish. Nana tells the story of her young life when she was sent to a ghetto and then a concentration camp. The romantic love feelings she has for the boy are indeed strong and genuine, but the romantic love he has for her is questionable. He lets his friends judge her from the outside, not for who she is on the inside, and when she turns out to not be like every other girl he breaks up with her. Daisy is sad so she goes and sees Nana and takes her anger out on her. She then runs away and tries to kill herself but she does not. At the end, she tries to see him again but he looks at her for a long time and walks away with his friends. She stands there; heartbroken, sad and crying, realizing that maybe it was not meant to be and she walks away happy.


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