Une Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl) (A Real Young Lady)
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Une Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl) (A Real Young Lady)
Directed by Catherine Breillat in 1975 but withheld from release for 25 years because Breillat's producer went bankrupt, Une Vraie Jeune Fille marked the director's feature debut. Like Breillat's controversial Romance (1999), Fille is concerned with the expression of female desire, and it takes a characteristically audacious approach to its subject. Striking close-ups of male and female genitalia, various bodily fluids, and graphic sexual fantasies make up a significant portion of the film, which charts the sexual awakening of the teenaged Alice (Charlotte Alexandra), who is… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An intelligent coming-of-age story about a girl who realizes, for better or for worse, that there's no turning back."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"It plods along, from one dull scene of mundane 'ordinary' life to the next."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A surreal voyage into adolescent sexuality."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"...evokes a time of turbulent (and often ugly) emotions with disquieting intensity."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"To Breillat innocence is little more an imaginary state, something to yearn for while dealing with life, one orifice at a time"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion