About the film
coming of age first love woman director
Release Date: January 24, 1979
|Production Companies||:||Janus Films, Südwestfunk (SWF), Carthago Coop. Cinematográfica|
|Producers||:||Tarak Ben Ammar, Philippe Dussart|
|Writers||:||Jeanne Moreau, Henriette Jelinek|
The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by sexual frankness, Marie fancies herself a woman and develops a crush on Alexander, the town's young Jewish doctor. She's despondent when he treats her as if she were a child. After Marie's father abruptly leaves for a few weeks to assist with a relative's harvest, Marie's mother and the doctor disappear into the woods for hours at a time. Marie tries to spy on them. When dad returns, what will the family and the doctor do?