Spring Blossom

critic Reviews

, 93% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • An enchanting debut for writer-director-star Suzanne Lindon, Spring Blossom captures first love with fittingly delicate beauty.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I appreciated how much it takes her experience, her feelings, and her agency without judgment or handwringing.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    Such a confident and self-assured debut would be remarkable for a filmmaker of any age, as "Spring Blossom" is a finely wrought, sensitively felt and artistically bold work.
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    Beatrice LoayzaNew York Times
    Lindon's... work occasionally feels like a pastiche. At the same time, she rejects the trope of the angsty teenager, capturing adolescent alienation with buoyancy and subtle whimsy.
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    Leila LatifAV Club
    In creating material so close to her lived experience, Lindon is able to avoid the common clichés of teenage stories.
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    Anna SmithDeadline Hollywood Daily
    [Director and star Suzanne Lindon] wrote the screenplay when she was just 15, and her authentic perspective shines through this tale of teenage romantic obsession.
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    Jake ColeSlant Magazine
    Throughout her directorial debut, Suzanne Lindon paints a concise and truthful portrait of her protagonist's feelings of estrangement.
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    Júlia Gaitano MendizábalEl antepenúltimo mohicano
    The mere fact that a voice as young as that of the director Suzanne Lindon makes its way into the current vast audiovisual panorama is something to celebrate. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Leslie CombemaleAWFJ Women on Film
    The ways in which writer/director Lindon reveals 16 year old character Suzanne's joy and growing attachment to Raphaël, and all he stands for, are inventive and sweet.
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    Calum ReedIn Review Online
    It's a shame that Spring Blossom does feel under-realized on the whole, but should leave [viewers] curious to discover where this fledgling filmmaker's career is heading.
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    Wade MajorFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It just feels so authentic and the lives feel so lived-in. It's a really impressive effort.
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