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The Book of Mary
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THE BOOK OF MARY

Le livre de Marie

Directed by Anne-Marie Miéville
Switzerland, France, 1985
Drama, Short

Synopsis

Mary, an 11-year-old girl, is experiencing difficult times. Her parents are separating and her whole world is sifting. She tries to console herself by immersing herself in her book, her music and her dancing.

Synopsis

Mary, an 11-year-old girl, is experiencing difficult times. Her parents are separating and her whole world is sifting. She tries to console herself by immersing herself in her book, her music and her dancing.

Our take

In this short companion piece to Jean-Luc Godard’s Hail Mary, his frequent collaborator Anne-Marie Miéville looks at divorce through the frustrated viewpoint of the affected child. Warm and understated, this is no mere side offering to the JLG main course, but a fulfilling meal in its own right.