Thursday, March 23
Directed by Jeanne Moreau
Starring Simone Signoret, Jacques Weber, Edith Clever
In French with English subtitles
Approx. 93 min. DCP.
“The year is 1939, and Marie and her family are spending the summer with Mamie (Simone Signoret), the friendliest and most knowing grandmother a girl ever had. Marie's parents (Jacques Weber and Edith Clever) … leave Marie plenty of time to resume her friendships and flirtations in this village that she visits every year. Some things have changed, rather confusingly, for Marie. One young girl has borne a baby, an event that arouses Marie's polite curiosity…. Another change is the presence of a dashing Jewish doctor (Francis Huster) who, at the age of 30, is young enough to be the object of Marie's first crush but old enough to resist her.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Moreau has been such a definitive part of French cinema in the last 30 years that there's the temptation to think of ‘Moreau's film’ rather than of ‘Marie's story.’ Moreau never makes that mistake. This is a movie where attention is given to the lives of the characters, not the flourishes of the director.”
– Roger Ebert