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390 Ratings

My Little Loves

Mes petites amoureuses

Directed by Jean Eustache
France, 1974


A study of minor events in the adolescence of a boy growing up in small towns. Daniel lives with his grandmother and, after a year of high school, goes to live with his mother in the south of France. When he returns to visit his grandmother, it is obvious he has grown up faster than his old friends.

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My Little Loves Directed by Jean Eustache
The final sequences find Daniel back home in Pessac, on vacation. His old friends are still kids, while Daniel has aged irrevocably into adolescence. This is a loss that cannot be recovered, and Eustache renders it with eloquent, bone-deep sadness.
March 15, 2016
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Compassionate but never sentimental, My Little Loves is an essential entry in the coming-of-age canon, a film that ennobles adolescence by so truthfully portraying its attendant indignities.
March 08, 2016
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Jean Eustache’s second feature, from 1974, is a remarkable feat of imaginative reconstruction… In Eustache’s loamy, holistic vision, the events are shaped less by the demands of drama than by the meanderings of consciousness itself.
March 03, 2016
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