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A street-smart girl is given a crash course in how the other half lives in this bittersweet comedy from writer and director Sylvie Verheyde. Eleven year old Stella (Leora Barbara) is the daughter of Roselyne (Karole Rocher), a currently single mother who runs a tavern in a working-class neighborhood in Paris. Stella is used to helping out her mom at work and knows a lot more about football, mixing drinks and what's popular on the jukebox than nearly any girl her age. But none of this proves very helpful to Stella when to her surprise she's transferred to a school in one of the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is about the life-changing little things that happen to us all, which makes it all the more affecting."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Verheyde does a terrific job conveying the mind set of an eleven-year-old girl with expert direction of a talented trio of inexperienced actresses."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"pashei ap' to synithes ton aytobiografikon afigimaton, poy einai i pepoithisi ton dimioyrgon toys oti i alitheia tis istorias toys, ftanei apo moni tis na paiksei to rolo dramatoyrgias kai dramatikotitas ikanis na se kratisei mazi tis gia poly pera ap' to"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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