Water Lilies
aka Naissance des pieuvres
First screened in August 2014
Director: Céline Sciamma. Cast: Pauline Acquart, Adèle Haenel, Louise Blachère, Warren Jacquin, Christel Baras, Marie Gili-Pierre, Alice de Lencquesaing. Screenplay: Céline Sciamma.

Twitter Capsule: Tentative, especially compared to Sciamma's later Tomboy. But bless her commitment to young girls' complicated lives.

VOR:   Beyond taking young women's coming of age and coming into sexuality so seriously, Sciamma avoids some obvious story directions. Worthy placeholder for better filsm to come.

Photo © 2007 Balthazar Productions/Arte/Cofinova 3/CNC, © 2008 Koch Lorber Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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