A young American girl studying art in Paris can't decide if she wants to stay or go back home. She meets a young French boy and they fall in love, but her wealthy father arrives in Paris to take her back to the U.S.Written by
This was the first and only feature film to be produced by the eminent writer Irwin Shaw (although he later produced a documentary film). Shaw had expressed loud and frequent dissatisfaction with earlier films based on his work (although the then-anonymous critic of "Time" magazine accused him of "crying into his champagne"), and decided that this screenplay, which he had adapted from two of his own short stories, would be protected if he produced the film himself, with his close friend Robert Parrish directing. The film was well-received by critics - though not the "Time" writer, who said that, if Shaw carried on like this, he would soon be "crying into his beer". See more »
Great, pleasant surprise
Wow, despite following Seberg a bit I had never heard of this movie and found it wonderful. I'm a sucker for films about Americans in Europe between the end of the war and before the hippies. Seberg is so desirable (gosh, she looks a lot like Tippi Hedren here) -- people seemed so much more adult at a much younger age. (I recall that line from You've Got Mail where Parker Posey says, Do you believe the Rosenbergs in the picture were around our age?). Always when viewing these films about young women in the late Fifties/early Sixties, I find it poignant to think about them, and how their lives may be changed by the upheavals of the late Sixties. And, of course, that's true of Seberg. Anyway, the movie is a treat -- watch it.
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