Truffaut mixes Zero For Conduct and M. Hulot's Holiday into his own child's-eye-view community. It's a world where falling children bounce back up and even poverty looks slightly whimsical (just when Godard was exploring the Marxist wilderness, too). But the attentiveness to the joys and pains of how children and adults view themselves and each other is a tender treasure—a lovely place to visit, even when it hurts.
"If children had the right to vote, they would have better schools." In the snapshot-like memories of childhood, Truffaut finds what Fellini found at the end of La Dolce Vita: the redeeming power of children. A priceless reminder of the beauty, innocence, and joy of the children's world and why it needs to be protected. · Film was invented for scenes like the one in the window-sill with the toddler and the cat.
Muchas películas sobre personajes infantiles se han realizado en el cine, teniendo como tema o contexto central la guerra, la orfandad, crisis familiares, etc., pero pocas se han dedicado a usar como tema central la infancia en sí. Este filme es eso, siendo las ocurrencias de un grupo de niños el gran atractivo. Temas tan maduros como la sexualidad son tratadas desde la inocencia. Los grandes son incluso infantiles.
this special film understands children. 'children have grace' as one mom said. it deals with the frustrations and the joyful moments, spontaneously. but the coup de grâce, for me, is that it incites ours childhood memories, pains and joys. we see ourselves, children we knew in school or the neighborhood. it is very intimate and magical in a lot of moments