• 2013
  • France
  • 1h 30min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Katell Quillévéré
  • Cast: Sara Forestier, François Damiens, Adèle Haenel
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 14 March 2014

A quarter century in the life of Suzanne, from her childhood in a motherless but loving blue-collar household to her troubled adulthood. Quillevere's film tells us a lot about what befalls the title character, but who she is remains oddly distant; it jumps forward too fast and frequently to give its story time to breathe.

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10 Mar 20143 stars

Katell Quillevere's French drama lacks the intimacy its title suggests

We first meet Suzanne as a bubbly child, living with her father and younger sister in a motherless but loving blue-collar household. A rebellious adolescence brings problems, however, and Suzanne's life quickly spins off the rails, to the perpetual…

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