Jean-Claude Brisseau’s (Secret Things) searing portrait of disaffected youth is finally available to U.S. audiences in a gorgeous new 2K restoration! Bruno is 14. When his grandmother dies, he returns to live in the French suburbs with his absent mother. He has the mind of a 7-year-old, and finds himself in classroom of pupils who all share similar learning problems. There he meets Jean-Roger, the “terror” of the teacher and the rest of the school, who befriends him and introduces him to his eccentric family and the violent gang-infested suburbs Bruno now has to live in.
Passion brews quietly between an artist and her subject, until together they create a space in which it can briefly flourish, in this sumptuous eighteenth-century romance from Céline Sciamma, one [...]