Our review of A Young Girl Who’s Well: Vanishing Star

CRITICAL – Sandrine Kiberlain goes behind the camera to talk about her debut as an actress but changes the era. A success.

Today, all actors or actresses want to make films. Even and especially when they are at the start of their career. A somewhat ridiculous and rarely convincing ambition. Sandrine Kiberlain, a formidable actress, will have waited until the dawn of her fifties to step behind the camera. We don’t know if A young girl who is well , selected for Critics’ Week at the last Cannes Film Festival, is an “actress film”, a vague and catch-all category. It is in any case a film which resembles its author, light and serious, solar and painful, fragile and strong.

For her first steps as a director, Sandrine Kiberlain talks about her debut as an actress. She also pays tribute to her grandmother. Fiction is used for this, to mix beings and times. Granddaughter of Polish Jews, the filmmaker transposes her memories and emotions during the summer of 1942, during the Occupation. Irène is a 19-year-old Parisian, drunk with love and theatre. She has the features of Rebecca Marder, an actress…

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