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This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, breaks and train his first horse; their 13-year-old sister, Laura, struggles with the transition between childhood and growing up. The kids find it difficult to adapt to their proud and stubborn grandfather, and he learns that he has to change his ways and try to understand them as they all experience the joys and sorrows of growing up and growing old.
Simplicity. This is something that most of the films lack, and a very few contain thoroughly. I saw SUMMER OF THE COLT on T.V and loved it despite of its bad English dubbing.
This movie reminded me of my childhood days when we kids used to visit Grandpa's home in villege on summer vacations. This movie shows all the same.. nothing very important happens but the kids just end up learning something about life and love. As simple as that.
The performances are fine, especially Alexandra London Thompson is remarkable. I almost fell in love with her. Nice photography, sweet background score.. it's all there. I think this movie is underrated here.. and that's what made me write this comment. Watch it if you have chance, it's really lovely.
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