The Fifteen-Year-Old Girl

(Jacques Doillon, 1989). This complex and claustrophobic, subtly-acted three-character study centers on a teenage girl (Judith Godreche) who is dating a boy her age (Melvil Poupaud) although his father (played by director Doillon) looks to make out with her as well. Poupaud received a 1989 "Most Promising Actor" Cesar (the French Oscars) for his moving performance as the gawky boyfriend—he has since fulfilled his promise in films of Ozon and Desplechin.
Tue., Feb. 24, 12:30, 4 & 7:30 p.m., 2009

 
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