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      Suzanne

      2013 1h 34m Drama List
      77% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 68% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Suzanne shares stories of her family and love affair. Read More Read Less

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      Kate Muir Times (UK) Suzanne's youthful lightness and hope is constantly crushed by events, and her attraction to the wrong men. Jan 2, 2018 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) This intelligent, insightful gem presents a series of snapshots of a disintegrating family, blending acute social vision with heartbreaking intimacy, cementing Quillvr's reputation as one of France's most remarkable young film-makers. Rated: 4/5 Mar 16, 2014 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian There is beauty, simplicity and mystery in Katell Quillvr's film Suzanne, about a truck-driver's daughter in France who gets into trouble. Rated: 4/5 Mar 13, 2014 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine Recreating the ’90s solely with flannel shirts and Hole cues is a neat trick, but Quillévéré never seems to figure out the point of everything she’s filming. Jan 25, 2023 Full Review Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews The film starts of a bit choppy as the transitions between the years are sudden and confusing. This settles down as the story begins to flow and Suzanne's life altering mistakes take hold. Rated: B Jul 14, 2014 Full Review Kent Turner Film-Forward.com What remains within the trim and speedy 94-minute time frame is often riveting. It's like watching a car wreck in slow motion. Rated: 3/4 Mar 11, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Has a chronological sequence of well directed and well acted scenes from the life surrounding one troubled girl. There's often a lot of time elapsed between scenes, so there's clearly much we don't see too so it can feel quite detached at times. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Following on from 'What Maisie Knew' we watched this, another tale of a small child neglected by its parents. The focus is on the mother here, though, and her father, a truck driver. Unusual in that this is a slice of French working-class life, told in a way that doesn't condescend. It's a powerful tale of a crazy girl who is carried away by her passion, and is redeemed by her father's love, and her own love of her sister. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Fala sobre a conturbada vida de uma garota órfã de mãe, com uma irmã pequena e o pai caminhoneiro. Da infância à vida adulta. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Suzanne fait des mauvais choix et les malheurs s'accumulent avec une constance exemplaire. Quillevere ne retient que les tuiles pour etablir la durete de son cinema social (la passion est toujours ephemere et amere), on aurait aime qu'elle creuse plus les liens entre ses protagonistes... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Une histoire difficile. Racontée simplement. Ce n'est jamais du très grand cinéma, mais on se laisse porter. On se laisse raconter... Et la force, la véritable, d'un film comme celui-ci, aussi simple soit-il, c'est de s'en rappeler longtemps après le visionnement. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member The story of a young French girl named Suzanne, her family life and a passionate troublesome love affair. Quillévéré is widely non-judgemental in his portrayal of the characters, despite their imperfections and the titular character's stubbornness and irreparable constant lenience towards wrong decisions. Much can be said about the film's pace, which is quite fast and doesn't give enough time for the viewer to fully establish an emotional connection to the story and let the events sink in. However, Suzanne's great asset lies in its cast's great and heartfelt performances. Sara Forestier is particularly impressive as Suzanne, a character that can quite frankly be described as a lovable deficient, in a poignant portrayal that sees her as constantly losing all her own battles almost on purpose. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Suzanne shares stories of her family and love affair.
      Director
      Katell Quillévéré
      Producer
      Bruno Lévy
      Screenwriter
      Katell Quillévéré, Mariette Désert
      Production Co
      Mars Films, Move Movie, La Compagnie Cinématographique Européenne, Panache Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)