The Girl (Flickan)
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In the summer of 1981 a 10-year old girl is left behind with an aunt when the rest of her family goes to Africa as aid workers. The aunt, soon courted by a man, leaves the girl with the promise to return "in just a few days". The girl doesn't tell anyone that she is now completely abandoned and the summer passes by. With sharpening senses she gradually discovers the often absurd and careless adult world.-- (C) Olive Films
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A kind of quiet Scandinavian cousin (OK, twice removed) to Home Alone, in which patient viewers will find sporadic rewards."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Edfeldt and his extraordinary lead actor balance the scales by presenting this tragedy as a test of strength."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"a devastating indictment of self-absorbed adults so concerned about themselves that they don't even notice the abandonment of a nine-year-old girl."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"A totally beguiling Swedish film about the coming-of-age of a 10-year-old girl during a summer when her parents and brother are gone."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Delivers a satisfying, sun-dappled fable about the kindness of strangers and the cruelty of peers."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The pleasure lies in watching this observant, inventive child prepare to become a future artist before our eyes."
‑ Ella Taylor, Village Voice
"Beautifully plays out every girl's rebellious fantasy to do whatever she wants one summer. . .Combines realism with the magical perspective of the interior life of childhood."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com
"The Girl -- a beguiling creation -- bodes well for the future for the helmer and his waif-like star."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"In the film, girlhood is too premature a demand on a child who just wants to, well, play."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"Coming-of-age tale proves to be more arty than interesting."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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