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Each teenager chooses his own way to rebel, but the young protagonist of Andrew Kotting's bizarre comedy/drama finds a unique way of challenging his folks. Ivul (Jean-Luc Bideau) is a strong-willed Russian expatriate living in France with his forbearing wife (Aurelia Petit) and their four children. Teenaged Alex (Jacob Auzanneau) is Ivul's only son, and he's become especially close to his big sister Freya (Adelaide Leroux). Freya is extremely fond of Alex, and shortly before she's to leave for a long trip to Russia, she asks him to touch her in a provocative manner, and he… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It may lack some of the earthy kick of his previous two films, but Ivul still shows Kötting as an outsider force to be reckoned with."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Although Andrew Kötting's film has the potential for something great it seems that over -thinking and too much focus on style has taken away from the content and unfortunately will not be everybody's cup of tea."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
"The movie will baffle and disconcert some. Others will find it a paradoxically realist visual poem about families and hurt feelings."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"While the movie's themes are full of potential, their dull and superficial execution makes it difficult to stay focused."
‑ Sloan Freer, Radio Times
"It's a film about improvisation: the higgledy-piggledy, bruised-and-abraded, hopeful-but-haunted ways we come up with to stumble through life and around our loved ones."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"Unusual and unsettling, this is a frequently intriguing film with strong performances and distinctive direction, though the frustrating lack of focus in the story means that it lacks emotional impact."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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