Maurice Pialat directs Sandrine Bonnaire, himself and Evelyne Ker in this French teen movie where a daddy’s girl discovers sex.
Very highly regarded and I’m thinking over it retrospectively and acknowledging all of the low key naturalism and Bonnaire’s sensitive arc. Then I remember why I am scoring this so low… the mother and brother’s over the top performances. Maybe we are seeing them from the 15 year old’s warped point of view. Grotesque, screeching bullies. But little else in the film suggest that that is the mode of the day. For me, their distasteful scenes kill a classic.
Perfect Double Bill: 36 Fillette (1988)
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