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This gentle, closely observed autobiographical tale, a first film by director [[Performer~P98321~Diane Kurys~dianekurys]], got a very favorable critical reception at the time of its release. It concerns the experiences of Anne ([[Performer~P38633~Eleonore Klarwein~eleonoreklarwein]]) and Frederique ([[Performer~P48929~Odile Michel~odilemichel]]), the 13- and 15-year-old daughters of a separated Jewish couple. They are attending a grim, rule-crazy school in the early 1960s. Anne is unsocial and not much of an "achiever"; she tries to find out what is going on around her by eavesdropping on her mother and her older sister. Frederique is much more outgoing, has a crush on someone much older than herself, and is beginning to feel the first pangs of love. They are both awkward around their father, whom they visit on school holidays. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Film Critics Circle Diane Kurys Prix Louis-Delluc 1977 Winner

Cast

Odile Michel
as Frederique
Coralie Clement
as Perrine
Marie-Veronique Maurin
as Muriel
Anouk Ferjac
as Mme. Weber
Corinne Dacla
as Pascal Carimil
Dora Doll
as Mme. Clou
Michel Puterflam
as M. Weber
Arlette Bonnard
as Mme. Poliakoff
Jacques Rispal
as Superintendent
Anne Guillard
as Sylvie Le Garrec
Robert Rimbaud
as M. Gazau
Veronique Vernon
as Evelyne Delacroix
Tsila Chelton
as Mme. Colotte
Françoise Bertin
as Mademoiselle Sassy

Crew

Diane Kurys
Director
Diane Kurys
Screenwriter
Philippe Rousselot
Cinematographer
Yves Simon
Composer (Music Score)
Joëlle van Effenterre
Editor
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