Ponette (1996)

A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 10, 1996
DVD Release Date: June 10, 1998
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... as powerful a film as has been made about the interior life of children.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Outstanding study of troubled child

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The kind of intimate drama that stops you in your tracks and leaves you marveling at the magnificence of the human soul.

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Randy Tippy
I have no idea how Jacques Doillon managed to get such sincere performances out of 4 year old children (especially Victoire Thivisol) but Bravo Jacques, Bravo!
Dannielle Albert
Victoire Thivisol gives such an amazing performance for such a young actress. I really loved the emotion protrayed in this film and the story was well-written.… More
Robert C
This movie is so beautiful and touching. the star (Victoire Thivisol) is an AMAZING actress, The performances (especially the children's) are so real and… More
Brandon Klaus
Just be happy.
Rico Zamora
A truly touching movie with brilliant acting by some of the most talented young actors I've ever seen. At the time this French film was produced, its… More
Daisy Maduro
Ponette was a sensitive drama but enjoyable to watch.In this movie a 5 year old French girl Victoire Thivisol carried the whole movie.She played Ponette,… More

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