Foxfire: Toronto Review

Foxfire: Toronto Review
Toronto -- French auteur and Palme d’Or laureate Laurent Cantet (The Class, Human Resources) takes his second stab at English-language filmmaking with Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ bestselling, 1950s-set novel about a band of proto-feminist teens whose rebellious exploits yield disastrous consequences. Not unlike his 2005 drama, Heading South, the director’s soft-touch realism and sharp eye for detail are both on display in this handsomely mounted and occasionally moving period piece, but they’re similarly mired by inconsistent anglais performances from a cast of newcomers, not to mention a two-hour-plus

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