In Jeanne Moreau's second feature as director, a young woman has a romantic awakening
Jeanne Moreau’s second feature as director is a warmly observant chronicle of three interconnected generations – daughter, mother (Edith Clever) and grandmother (Simone Signoret) – that traces the rapture and disenchantment of a young teenage girl’s romantic awakening on the eve of World War II, and allows Moreau to explore a distinctively feminist sensibility.
The surrounding mountainous French countryside is captured with an intimate attention to its sensorial atmosphere, idyllic but for the approaching dark clouds of war. Features a movingly expressive score by Philippe Sarde.
- DIRECTOR: Jeanne Moreau
- Duration: 90 mins
- Country: France
- Language: French with English subtitles
- Date: 1979
- Format: 16 mm, Colour
- Source: ACMI Collection
- Rating: Unclassified 15+ (Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)