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Plot: At an unusual private school for girls, new students, including young Iris, show up in coffins. The establishment’s teachers, Mademoiselle Eva and Mademoiselle Edith, introduce Iris and her fellow pupils to the school’s curriculum, which includes fairy-like dances through a nearby forest. When night falls, the older girls, who are on the threshold of womanhood, are then given mysterious, life-changing lessons.
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Very interesting and impressive debut
We watched this film during my Film History and Theory class this past Thursday and aside from shoddy presentation (the projector was absolutely horrible and displayed the film too dark), I have to say that I enjoyed this quite a bit. At first, I almost dismissed it as artsy, pretentious French cinema due to the very slow pace and methodical direction but it had this eerie quality to it that kept my eyes glued to the screen, anticipating what was yet to come. The story is told in a very abstract way and the story is never really laid out for you in a conventional manner. In truth, it is a very simple tale but told in an imaginative way. There was great imagery and the use of sound to create a mysterious environment was very well done. At times it reminded me of the films of David Lynch, (especially Lost Highway and Mulholland Dr.) and Gaspar Noe (Irreversible), which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. The acting by the principals is very good, considering that they consisted mainly of very young girls. The director managed to capture natural performances from all of them and having worked with children on films in the past, I have to applaud her efforts on this end as I know how difficult it can be to get them to give you the results you’re looking for. From a negative stance, the film runs just a bit too long and the pacing could’ve been trimmed a little to make it run a bit faster and leaner. There were stretches where the film felt like it was never going to end. In the end, I would definitely recommend this to those who appreciate art-house cinema as this caters directly to them. This was an impressive debut for Ms. Hadzihalilovic and I am definitely curious to see what she comes up with next.
RATING: ***1/2 out of *****.
Girls in white … until womanhood spoils the color scheme?
If you’ve ever read the work of German symbolist writer Frank Wedekind then you may already have an idea about how difficult a text first feature writer-director Lucile Hadzihalilovic chose to adapt and execute. But execute she does for a good portion of the film until the rather obvious over-the-top conclusion that fails to answer many of the questions raised earlier.
That said, there is much to enjoy this film mainly due to its excellent cinemascope photography and the whole idea of an idyllic place where prepubescent girls are trained to be ballet dancers in order to enter the world as proper teenage women.
Since this is a symbolist writing, one can also entertain thoughts of purgatory (the characters are brought into being via a coffin), isolated same-sex societies (with one old man that is never explained), or some of the themes M. Night Shymalan explored in “The Village” with fear being used to keep a small population under control.
In any case, this film will provoke much discussion afterwards so bring your most knowledgeable cinema pals and dig in. Young girls in white outfits giggling and playing for two hours may not be everyone’s simplification of the world at large, but in some ways it does sum up the dangers of segregated societies.
Not bad for a first film with extremely difficult material. A remarkable debut nonetheless.
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (Mar del Plata) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Mystery
Director Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Writer Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Frank Wedekind
Actors Zoé Auclair, Lea Bridarolli, Bérangère Haubruge
Country Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Japan
Awards 8 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Laboratory Arane, Paris, France
Film Length 3,345 m (2005) (Finland), 3,472 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (blow-up)