Spring to summer 2000. Gwenaëlle and Angéla are friends. They are seventeen and eighteen years old and live in the same town in the suburbs of Paris. Summer vacation is coming up. They put ...
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Spring to summer 2000. Gwenaëlle and Angéla are friends. They are seventeen and eighteen years old and live in the same town in the suburbs of Paris. Summer vacation is coming up. They put in a project at the Youth Department of the local town hall. It is selected and funded. They will be able to carry it out. Their project is a trip around France to photograph people's homes. They invite people to pose in front of their houses and take photographs of themselves. When school goes back, an exhibition is organized at the town hall. Full of curiosity and strengthened by their friendship, they encounter people from a range of backgrounds. They broaden their horizons and open up to the possibilities life has to offer. They have many adventures and sometimes their encounters lead them to stay in one place for several days.Written by
It's a movie so simple that "clever" brains could take not enough attention to it. But, to me, it's a radical move up from all these movies (Cronenberg, Antonioni, Tarantino) where the only thing you feel is the hand of the director. The story of these two young girls finding their purpose in life by traveling France to take photos (of "strange" buildings in the countryside...) is very moving, even (or because of it) you feel a sense of "reality" in the two actresses. I think I'll never forget them, even in 50 years. The blonde one escapes all clichés you may expect from a "teens" movie. To be crude, she's physically attractive and could be a centerfold magazine. But, at one very special moment during their trip, she tells a boy that she can't invest herself in a relationship and that, in fact, had NEVER made love... In stupid occidental thing, this would be put in the mouth of a "ugly and unlucky" teenager. Here, it's said by a shy, though active yet-to-be woman, singing in a band, sharing family duties and making his dream (being a photographer) comes true. A very good movie, sliding rhythm, never predictable... Pierre GAFFIÉ
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