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2.6
17 Ratings

High Society

Le beau monde

Directed by Julie Lopes-Curval
France, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions.

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High Society Directed by Julie Lopes-Curval

Awards & Festivals

Lumiere Awards

2015 | 2 nominations including: Most Promising Young Actress

Critics reviews

Working with the delicately expressive cinematography of Céline Bozon and a screenplay that she co-wrote with Sophie Hiet, Lopes-Curval has taken a familiar Bildungsroman structure and embroidered it with the behavior and dialogue of characters to whom she clearly has a personal connection. The embroidery makes the film new and exceptional.
February 27, 2015
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The film can sometimes feel forced and literal, as when the talk around the working class family table is about people getting laid off, and when characters spew out lines like “beauty hides pain” and “it’s appearance that protects us.” …High Society feels more genuine when it approaches the ethos of the Ozon film, which is a sort of mirroring of the girl’s own moments of absolute disregard for expectations.
February 26, 2015
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…A subtle, culturally incisive coming-of-age film…
November 03, 2014
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