Studies and work soon become interlinked via the relationship 15-year-old Mathieu develops with Paul, the old owner of the farm, who acts as his tutor and in whom he finds the paternal figure he has always needed.
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Reminded me of Pialat's 'L'enfance nue' a lot, but also surely other great, classic social realist films about boys going through puberty.
Clearly, at the age of 15 it's not only Mathieu's voice that is changing. Bulle is incredible to examine and discover - highlighting the boy's solitude & struggles, while never downplaying his strengths nor dreams. Poetry hidden in plain sight about lost fathers & wandering sons.
Film semplice e delicato. Lo stile è quello del "docufilm" intitolato Essere e Avere di Nicolas Philibert. Una volta entrati nel ritmo del film, il racconto della crescita di questo adolescente è toccante senza mai essere retorico: bello! Simple and tactful. The style reminds me a lot the movie "Etre et avoir" by Philibert. Once you get into the rhythm, the story about this teenager is touching without rhethoric.
ich weiss nicht genau wieso, aber dieser film hat mich berührt. eine konzise und sensible bildsprache, sparsame dialoge, die vielen andeutungen und lebensgeschichten, die sich kreuzen, ohne dass man genaueres weiss. poetisch.