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Bilitis (1977)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  October 1977 (USA)
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A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bilitis
Mona Kristensen ...
Melissa
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Lucas
Mathieu Carrière ...
Mikias
Gilles Kohler ...
Pierre
Irka Bochenko ...
Prudence
Jacqueline Fontaine ...
Head Mistress
Marie-Thérèse Caumont ...
Sub-Principal
Germaine Delbat ...
Principal
Madeleine Damien ...
Nanny
Camille Larivière ...
Susy
Catherine Leprince ...
Helen
Jane Buckle ...
Girl
Sabine ...
Girl
Mirella Rancelot ...
Girl (as Mirella)
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A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

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Drama | Romance

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Cotton Candy
27 July 2006 | by (Tornio, Finland) – See all my reviews

One must understand this film in the light of its background. In the 1970s the success of the sexual revolution in Europe had made things possible in mainstream film that perhaps would be frowned at today. David Hamilton was a photographer that made a name for himself with hyper-romantic images of mostly young teens. He developed a technique that involved copious amounts of vaseline on the lens to create a unique blurred effect. Out of this success the desire was born to translate his trademark style to film.

As basis for the film an older story about an innocent young girl discovering and exploring her sexuality was used, but the storyline is largely inconsequential since it merely serves as a framework for Hamilton's soft focus tableaux. The result is that the film feels a bit like pink cotton candy: overly sweet and insubstantial. That it still remains palatable is due to just the pretty images and the excellent musical score by Francis Lai.


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