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Portrait d'une jeune fille de la fin des années 60 à Bruxelles 

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Episode cast overview:
Michèle (as Circé)
Julien Rassam ...
Joëlle Marlier ...
Cynthia Rodberg ...


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4 November 1994 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Michèle: Ce soir avec ma meilleur amie, je vais à une boum, vous voulez venir?
Paul: Non, ça m'ennuie.
Michèle: C'est pas ennuyeux, c'est terrible!
Paul: J'aime pas quand on est obligéde s'amuser.
Michèle: Mais on n'est pas obligé de s'amuser, on doit juste faire semblant.
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Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Raphaël Oleg and Gérard Wyss
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl
6 December 2007 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Chantal Akerman's career has been one of great variety, yet it's amazing to consider the fact that she started her career with some of her finest films made before she was 25 years old (JE TU IL ELLE and JEANNE DIELMAN). A true prodigy, she continues to work, and no matter what the form (she has made long films, short films, media installations, comedies, dramas, musicals), she remains a true master of her craft.

That said, her contribution to the series "Boys and Girls in Their Time", PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL AT THE END OF THE 60s IN BRUSSELS is one of her tightest and most suggestive works. At a little less than an hour, she captures the frustrations, the inchoate desires, and the yearnings of a teenage girl, seemingly adrift, but actually surveying her options and trying to develop her sense of self. This might seem like a slight work, yet it develops with such an assured touch that the slightest shifts seem monumental. This is, visually, a gentle and lovely work, with a bright yet harmonious palette, and some lyrical scenes which help to entrance the viewer. In its small-scale form, this is one of Akerman's most emotionally acute films, and it's one of the finest coming-of-age films about women that i've ever seen.

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