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A Radiant Girl
Paris, summer 1942. Irene (Rebecca Marder) is a 19-year-old aspiring actress without a care in the world. Her family watches her discover friends, new love and a passion for the theater, all the while without her realizing that time is running out. Legendary French actress Sandrine Kiberlain makes her directorial debut with this allegorical coming-of-age drama set in Nazi-occupied France, that is in turns enchanting and devastating, anchored by a star-making lead performance by Marder "which more than delivers on the luminous promise of the English title" (Screen Daily). A Radiant Girl shows us both the dangers of complacency in the face of fascism, as well as the moments of beauty that are possible even under the hardest of circumstances.
French Cinema, Drama, Women and Film, Jewish Culture
Rebecca Marder, André Marcon, Anthony Bajon, Françoise Widhoff
Nominee, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Most Promising Actress, Cesar Awards
Monica Film Center 2.17.23 - 2.23.23