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Poster for The Face of Love
  • Directed by

    Arie Sodin (official site)

  • Screenplay by

    Arie Sodin and Matthew McDuffie

  • World Premiere

    September 12, 2013 (Toronto Film Festival)

  • Theatrical Release Date

    March 7, 2014 (limited) pushed back from September 2013

  • Available On Demand

    March 13, 2014

  • Production Company

    Mockingbird Pictures

  • Distribution Company

    IFC Films

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Roger Stillman

  • Annette Bening


  • Ed Harris

    Garrett / Tom

  • Amy Brenneman


  • Jess Weixler



A woman who falls in love with a man who bears an uncanny resemblance to her late husband.
The film is a love story filled with humor, surprise, and a mood that reflects the mystery of love that surrounds us.

The premise of The Face of Love is intriguing to anyone who's found it hard to shake the hold of a lost lover. But it's the performances that make this film resonate. Robin Williams is affecting in a supporting role as a friend of Nikki's who yearns for something closer. Harris, who plays both husband and lover, delivers subtly different characterizations. And Bening is a pleasure to watch in every scene. An emotionally thorny drama about how we cope with loss, director Arie Posin's The Face of Love dramatizes the challenge of moving on.



Toronto Film Festival 2013

"The Face of Love" will have its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival (September 5 - 15) and screened on the following dates:

  • sep12thu

    Visa Screening Room (Elgin)

    6pm | World premiere

  • sep13fri

    Scotiabank 14


San Sebastian Film Festival 2013

This festival took place in San Sebastian, Spain (Europe).The Face of Love screened in the "Pearls" category.

  • sep20fri


    4:30pm | Press only

  • sep20fri

    Teatro Victoria Eugenia


  • sep21sat

    Antiguo Berri, 2

    6:30pm | Press only

  • sep21sat

    Principe, 7


  • sep22sun

    Antiguo Berri, 2


Vancouver Film Festival 2013

  • oct11fri

    Vancouver Playhouse


  • oct13sun

    Centre for Performing Arts


Robin & The Face of Love

For the crucial role of Roger, Nikki’s friend, neighbor and would-be suitor, the team approached Robin Williams, who Curtis knew from her days working alongside Steven Spielberg. "He’s probably one of my favorite people I've ever worked with," says Curtis. "I met Robin when I was twenty-three or twenty-four years old. We did the movie “Hook” together, which was about a three-year shooting schedule, so we all got to know each other really well. I called up Robin because I thought, for this part, that he would just get this guy."

After she sent the script to Williams, "he called me up and he said, ‘well, now Ed has the really good part,’” Curtis recalls, laughing. "And I agreed, 'yes, he does.' And then Robin said, 'But I get this guy. I get Roger, and I can do it. I'd love to try, at least.' And that was really it. He was absolutely precious."

For his own part, Williams was deeply moved by the genesis of Posin’s story. "He told me that he based it on an actual occurrence that happened to his mother, seeing a man who looked exactly like his father and how that affected her, and that he’d built it from that which is kind of beautiful. The tone very sweet. At the same time, there’s great depth and sadness. This stuff is very passionate, and very palpable."


She lost her perfect love.
Until she found his perfect double


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Filming Info

  • Dates

    April 2012 - Unknown

Extra Info

January 2013 IFC Films picked up another film with the exact same title (The Look of Love) and decided to rename 'ours' to "The Face of Love"

International Release Dates

  • Singapore

    April 10, 2014

  • South Korea

    April 16, 2014

  • Canada

    April 18, 2014 (limited)

  • Netherlands

    May 8, 2014

  • Taiwan

    June 13, 2014

  • UK

    December 12, 2014

  • Japan

    February 7, 2015

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