Sequins (Brodeuses) (A Common Thread)
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Sequins (Brodeuses) (A Common Thread)
When Claire learns that she is five months pregnant at the tender age of 17, she decides to give birth anonymously. She finds refuge with Madame Melikian, an embroiderer for haute couture designers. And, day by day, stitch by stitch, as Claire's belly grows rounder, the threads of embroidery create a filial bond between them.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Feels like one idea stretched into a modest, colorful display. But what a sweet display it is."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Eleonore Faucher, first-time director (and co-writer) of the French charmer Sequins, is well aware of Neymark's allure and sees to it that the young woman is seldom out of the frame."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"There's barely a laugh or a smile in the entire film and, after a while, there's just so much quietly desperate angst and anomie a viewer can take."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"...Éléonore Faucher's film is a timeless, multi-layered affair of artistry, apprenticeship, friendship and love"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A lyrical look at the fabric of maternity."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"Becomes a quiet tribute to friendship, and to the way that something torn can be made perfect again."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"In this decorous trifle from France, the director Éléonore Faucher builds her story with studied deliberation and piece by precious piece."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"At its best, the film is as delicate and lovely as the gorgeous sequin-embroidered designs the women spin on spider webs of diaphanous materials."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Touched with eerie dream sequences, the film casts a strange spell that's enhanced by the rhythmic, almost sensual depiction of the painstaking art of embroidery."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"At the film's heart is an acutely observed and sensitively played relationship between two people very much in need of one another."
‑ Mike McCahill, BBC.com
"Éléonore Faucher's quietly assured debut is a lovely, almost painfully intimate story of female bonding that never panders to its characters or its audience."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Sequins hinges on its performances and newcomer Naymark is a marvel of quiet intelligence, endowing Claire with a complex mix of virginal purity and hormonal rage."
‑ David Ng, Village Voice
"Sequins is a lovely calling card for its maker and its stars."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Faucher's filmmaking is exquisite, Naymark's acting is luminous, and superb use of music lends a crowning touch."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Brodeuses shows us rookie director Faucher's complete control over her material. A small gem of a film high on atmosphere and with two pitch-perfect performances."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
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