In Suzanne Lindon’s debut film, a 16-year-old girl bored with the company of her peers takes an interest in an older man. If the set-up sounds familiar, Lindon gracefully steers clear of cliché and offers more than a few surprises. In particular, a trio of musical numbers echo the everyday life song-and-dance routines of Jacques Demy’s beloved The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. And just as remarkable is the fact that Lindon wrote, directed and starred in this film when she was 20.
From 21 May