94 minutes, France, 2013, Colour, D-Cinema

This film opens on November 29th. Tickets are now on sale.

While on summer holiday with her family, beautiful 17-year-old Isabelle loses her virginity, an experience which leaves her cold and disillusioned. She yearns for something more and takes to prostitution, becoming addicted to the money she makes and revelling in the attention she gets from men, whether they are charming or obnoxious. Presenting a pretence of normality to her school friends and loving family, it’s not long before she finds herself out of her depth in an adult world where she desperately wants to feel empowered.

Featuring a remarkable break-through performance from Marine Vacth in her first leading role and referencing Rimbaud’s poem No One’s Serious at Seventeen, the latest feature from the increasingly prolific François Ozon (Potiche, In the House) is this sensitive, typically intelligent portrait of a year in the life of a young sexually inquisitive woman measured out in the four seasons. (Notes By Michael Hayden.)

This film will screen on November 23rd (18.45) as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th – December 1st 2013).

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