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4.2
5 Ratings

Spring

Le Printemps

Directed by Marcel Hanoun
France, 1970
Drama, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

A man on the run runs across the woods. In parallel, a little girl grows up and discovers life. They will come together by blood, that of death and that of puberty. Between manhunt and sexual arousal, the film depicts the intersection of these two wanderings that that everything seems to separate.

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Spring Directed by Marcel Hanoun

What are people saying?

  • José Neves's rating of the film Spring

    Again, this director in the shadow of Nouvelle Vague - by choice and much less public and critical knowledge (but the "official" critic knows little and doesn't want to know) - made a film about the filmic discourse and its significant materiality. Two autonomous blocks are juxtaposed without any kind of dramatic relationship but with a syllable dramaturgical connection, a modernity link.

  • Jason's rating of the film Spring

    This might be the most novelistic of Hanoun's season films. It is also the one that most obviously resembles something by Robbe-Grillet in its opaque narrative strategies, and its presentation of existential mystery from the structure on up. Mobilizing as it does two fundamental regimes of activity that never definitively connect, the question of how the overlap is to be conceptualized is the core of the film itself.

  • En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film Spring

    hermetic, semi-experimental and touching film about emotional distortions, punctuated by many analogies and strangely articulated correspondances. A really unusual narrative film experience.