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Jeux interdits

René Clément Frankrijk, 1952

Mouad Lemoudden's rating of the film Forbidden Games

Child psychology is fascinating in the way it employs fantasy and games to deny hard hitting reality and spawn happiness out of the blue; It's a futile and inconsequential past time to adults, but it's a reason for being to children. The film gets that, and closes on a sad note, perhaps advancing the notion that life is ultimately defined by loss and hardship