Lolita is a young student singer with self-esteem issues: she is obsessed about being overweight, questions whether she is good enough to make it professionally as a singer, and endures a far from harmonious relationship with her father, a hugely successful novelist.
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A study into the invisibility of a girl. The sweet Sebastién (Keine Bouhiza) happens to be the only one who sees her but even this she is willing to destroy due to her inability to accept the family she has been born into. Finally, with acceptance comes peace of mind. Jaoui and husband Jean Pierre Bacri are brilliant as always.
Under the unassuming comedic surface, tons of serious observations about neglect, loneliness, everyday cruelties and the commodification of relationships. In the same league as the wonderful 'The Taste of Others'.