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Director: Sophie Letourneur

France • 2009 • 92 minutes

The hectic social lives of a group of female college students revolve around ‘the Ranch’, the apartment where the girls’ nights out always begin and usually end, with copious amounts of alcohol and much discussion of guys along the way. Sophie Letourneur’s fresh and funny debut is a hugely likeable study of female friendship, portraying its characters with real warmth and affection. The film also captures perfectly the transitional time between the freedom and immaturity of youth and the adoption of adulthood’s strictures, when important choices must be made for the benefit of the individual rather than the group. Shot in a naturalistic style, the talented ensemble cast create a wholly credible and engaging group dynamic which gives the film its heart. Michel Ciment will introduce the screening.

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