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Cannes Film Festival: our review of A little brother, big feelings

2022-05-27T19:01:13.280Z

IN COMPETITION – Camera d'or in 2017 with Jeune Femme, Léonor Serraille shows another ambition with a story of migrants. A slightly floating film.



Added in extremis to the official selection,

A little brother

had everything of a surprise and a promise.

A surprise, because we did not expect the French Léonor Serraille invited to the table of candidates for the palme d'or for her second feature film.

A promise, because her first film,

Jeune Femme

, golden camera at Cannes in 2017, was exciting.

On the archibalized lands of the portrait of the lost thirty-year-old (the explosive Lætitia Dosch), the director thwarted the clichés, chained the breaks in tone and the changes of rhythm with a formidable talent.

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A little brother

doesn't look like

Young Woman

and that's good.

Léonor Serraille tries something else, shows another ambition by drawing inspiration from the story of the father of his children.

It features Rose, a mother who arrived in France from the Ivory Coast and moved to the Paris suburbs with her two sons, Jean and Ernest, at the end of the 1980s. It is easy to imagine the reader rolling their eyes and turn…

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Source: lefigaro

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