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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 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 ...
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A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

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The film tries to be honest in portraying Bilitis' coming of age, but often becomes pretentious…
6 September 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Bilitis (Patti d'Arbanville) attends an all-girl school that is about to break for summer... Once on vacation, Bilitis comes to hold with her developing sexuality and strikes up a romantic liaison with a local boy… A secondary romance concerns Bilitis' female guardian and her new husband…

The treatment of sensuality is soft and beautiful, which is in keeping with Hamilton's style of photography… At the beginning of the film, we see the sweet, sensual bodies of the schoolgirls exuberantly bathing in a mountain lake…

When Bilitis is finally seduced, it is exaggerated romance, heavily diffused, implying rather than showing their coupling… The lovemaking between the married couple is equally stylized, but more steamy…


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