Emporte-moi (Set Me Free)
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Hanna is an unhappy adolescent in 1960s Quebec. Her mother, who is constantly ill, and her father, a Jewish- Polish immigrant, have a confusing love-hate relationship. Feeling isolated and somehow different from the other girls at her Catholic school, Hanna fixates on the beautiful character of Nana, as played by Anna Karina in Godard's "Vivre sa vie." When she finds that one of her teachers reminds her of the alluring Nana, she becomes fixated on the teacher while adopting the mannerisms and philosophy of the doomed heroine as her home life goes from bad to worse.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In some of its details, it resembles Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The most remarkable quality about it is that the movie actually has a subject."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"A disarming, recognizable slice of life."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"Tells its story so effectively through pictures it's barely necessary to read the subtitles."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Well-made but old hat."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Director Lea Pool has fashioned an engaging film about one girl's coming of age."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The performances in Set Me Free are all gentle, lovely creations that are of a piece with the film's humanistic touch."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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