Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Nana (Anna Karina), the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush for her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it's like to be a prostitute for an evening.Written by
As most French movies, according to me, also in this movie there is no clear story line, nothing that is more important, nothing that the movie "is about". I'd almost say, no beginning, no end, no moral. A typical French movie: A portrait. A portrait of a family in this case, with a 13 year old girl as main character (although she looks 16 most of the time). What is nice about a movie like this is that you become more a part of it, it is much more like real life and therefore a lot more interesting in some way. Nevertheless, when things are TOO normal you get bored. And this movie has only two or three really interesting aspects: The relationships within the family (sister, brother, father, mother) and the first romance of Hanna. Can't remember the third actually. The reason I gave this movie a 7 and not a 6 is because I really enjoyed those two aspects and because the acting of Karine Vanasse is very professional, impressive.
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