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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

A Radiant Girl Une jeune fille qui va bien


Screening Information

Ontario Premiere
June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2021
Running Time 98 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Sandrine Kiberlain
Cast Anthony Bajon,André Marcon,Rebecca Marder

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Irene is an exuberant 19-year-old aspiring actress intent on gaining a conservatoire place. Attractive and confident, she falls in and out of love, assured of her bright future. Irene’s irrepressible optimism is at odds with the reality of 1942 occupied Paris. Acclaimed actress Sandrine Kiberlain’s directorial debut feature skilfully avoids sensationalizing the looming catastrophe, focussing instead on the protagonist’s wilful denial of the incremental warning signs of what lies ahead for the Jewish population. The price of that denial is a cruel reminder of the tragedy that follows.

Winner, Best Screenplay, Torino Film Festival
Nominee, Golden Camera Award, Cannes Film Festival

Presentation Details

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Reviews “To put it simply, A Radiant Girl is something special. A unique yet incredibly effective blend of both the best and worst of humanity, the film is as charming as it is devastating.” - La Estatuilla
“Radiant is the perfect word to summarize the writer-director's feature debut.” - The Upcoming

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