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Half a Life

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Directed by Romain Goupil
France, 1982


Combining home movies, archival footage, and interviews, Goupil recounts his youth in the years leading up to May 1968, and the decade following it, climaxing with the suicide of his friend Michel Recanati. Both bildungsroman and political essay, the film shows how after revolt came disillusionment.

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Half a Life Directed by Romain Goupil

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1982 | 2 wins including: Award of the Youth (French Film)

César Awards

1983 | Winner: Best First Work

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