#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Violetta is raised by her grandmother. Her mother Hanna tries to make a living on taking photographs and concentrates on her dreams to become a famous artist. In order to succeed as an artist she doesn’t worry about dating men of questionable reputation. Only every now and then her mother visits her daughter but during these occasions it occurs to her that her daughter could be a potential model. She starts exploiting her daughter who by transforming into a kind of Lolita becomes increasingly alienated from other children of her age. At school she is eventually frequently insulted and rejected. Then Mamie dies and Hannah’s photographs are about to unequivocally overstep the line of acceptability. Hanna even coerces Violetta mercilessly into cooperation by withholding her food in case she doesn’t agree to pose for increasingly daring photographs.
Plot: Young Violetta and her mother Hannah are a peculiar couple. Ten-year-old Violetta lives a quiet life with her grandmother, while her mother Hannah is an unpredictable photographer who lives off of the generosity of others. When Hannah forces her daughter to pose as a model, Violetta finds her life with her loving grandmother turned upside down.The resulting pictures quickly become a sensation for the trendy 70’s Paris art scene, and Violetta finds herself caught in between her new stature as an art muse and her dull childhood.
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Art imitates Life, with a touch of Fassbinder…
“My Little Princess”, Eva Ionesco’s debut film explores the intense relationship between mother & daughter. Although, initially it may sound like a cinematic cliché to go over family dynamics once again, the film offers us a double controversy:
The first being the relationship itself and the fact that the mother (played beautifully by Isabelle Huppert) takes erotic/pornographic photos of her under-aged daughter(Anamaria Vartolomei) and sells them. The second being that these very events happened in the director’s actual life and caused a huge spark in France.
The narration explores how these dynamics came to be about and their ultimate unraveling. Aesthetically, the film borrows a lot from R.W Fassbinder, particularly his BDR trilogy and his collaboration with Hanna Schygulla. Huppert’s appearance and beautiful designer gowns (most notably Yves Saint-Laurent) pays homage to the 30s and several references have been made to Marlene Dietrich. The problematic of the working woman struggling to survive in a ruthless world has been explored by the German director back then and is repeated by Ionesco today, with emphasis on child abuse.
Also, Huppert’s acting never disappoints but Vartolomei was surprisingly brilliant. Her very young age and the salacious material of the text did not deter this great talent from the intense performance she gave. The latter is indeed a gentle reminder of Brook Shields’ days in “Pretty Baby” & “The Blue Lagoon”.
To sum up, French films are getting more and more controversial, although I had originally expected a gem out of the “New French Extremity” to be included in the Semaine De La Critique De Cannes, this interesting piece of work is satisfying enough.
Mommie’s little girl
Here is a disturbing film about a seldom touched subject: the exploitation of a daughter by a selfish and self-centered woman that needs all the help she can get. Hanna Giurgiu is a woman of a certain age who daubs in the Parisian art scene. Her paintings are nothing to brag about, and when her lover, the painter Ernst, gives Hanna a Nikon camera, she suddenly decides to re-invent herself as a photographer. Not any kind of photographer, mind you, but one which will capitalize in the artistic nude photos that are provocative and cutting edge pornographic.
Hanna, a single mother, sharing an apartment with her old grandmother and her her daughter Violetta, enjoys being a social butterfly gravitating in an arty world. Hanna takes advantage of the grandmother because of a deeply guarded secret the old woman has kept in her heart, not to be revealed to anyone, let alone young Violetta, an impressionable girl, of about twelve or thirteen years old. Hanna sees a big potential in her daughter, whom she begins photographing, dressing her as an adult.
In Hanna’s world, anything goes. She suddenly becomes bold asking Violetta to pose in provocative poses, something that suddenly changes as Violetta sees a way to be with her mother as she has never been before. Violetta is encouraged by Hanna to take advantage of the effect she has on older people. The erotically charged pictures suddenly are shown to the artistic circuit, something that generates great demand.
Violetta, who is still going to school, suddenly loses all her desire to be with her peers. She even dresses improperly to attend classes. Hanna could not care less; after all, suddenly she has achieved a notoriety, being in great demand. Hanna even takes Violetta to a shooting session in London with a celebrity musician who is heavily into drugs. Things between mother and daughter begin to change because of Hanna’s insisting Violetta should do more than posing. It comes as no surprise the people in charge of children’s welfare will be informed of how Violetta’s life has been transformed, something that will serve to get the girl from her monstrous mother.M
Eva Ionesco, the creator of “My Little Princess”, wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Marc Cholodenko and Philippe Le Guay. The film relies on the shocking theme at the heart of the story. The creepiness of the situation renders this film to be recommended for mature audiences not easily shaken by the subject at hand. Although there is no incest between Hanna and Violetta, it shows its ugly face in a way that even the promiscuous Violetta is repulsed upon hearing the heavily guarded revelation. Hanna is one of the worst kinds of monsters a child could ever experience. She uses Violetta to satisfy her own ego without paying attention to the lasting effect on her relationship with a daughter who will grow up to despise a mother who took advantage of her.
Isabelle Huppert gives another extraordinary larger than life performances with her Hanna Giurgiu. She is a pathetic human being who will stop at nothing to show the world she is an artiste, albeit of the decorum and restrain from a parent. The revelation of the film is Anamaria Vartolomei, a beautiful young girl who shows great courage and zest in playing Violetta, the daughter abused by her mother. The best aspect of the movie is the work of both actresses. Ms. Huppert shows why she has endured an impressive film career with her take of Hanna. The film is photographed basically on interiors and dark tones by Jeanne Lapoirie, adding a credible layer to the texture. The music score is by Bernard Burgalat.
The film is autobiographical. Eva Ionesco’s life was marked by the same experiences Violetta had to go through, as her own mother, Irina, made her do for her. The pictures were pornographic in its content, which is what the director is repeating as a way, perhaps, to justify her own youth with a mother modeled after Hanna in the film.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Director Eva Ionesco
Writer Eva Ionesco, Marc Cholodenko (in collaboration with), Philippe Le Guay (in collaboration with)
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Anamaria Vartolomei, Georgetta Leahu, Denis Lavant
Awards 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), CinéCinéma, Les Productions Bagheera, Canal+, Banque Postale Image 4, France 2 Cinéma, France Télévision
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton Penelope, Cooke S3 Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Techniscope (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema, Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)