aka Une enfance First screened in October 2015
Director: Philippe Claudel. Cast: Alex Mathieu, Pierre Deladonchamps, Angelica Sarre, Jules Gauzelin, Catherine Matisse, Patrick d'Assumçao, Lola Dubois, Fayssal Benhamed, Philippe Claudel, Gérard Barbonnet. Screenplay: Philippe Claudel. Twitter Capsule:
Some poignant observations. Several others feel overemphatic. Basically familiar tale needed lighter director's touch.
Even when the film conjures an affecting sense of smalltown France and juvenile anguish, you could hardly call this novel territory. Fine, but easily skippable.