Sundays and Cybele (Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray)
Sundays and Cybele (Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray) (1962)

Sundays and Cybele (original French title: Les Dimanches de Ville D'Avray) stars Hardy Kruger as a former bomber pilot. Emotionally shattered by a tragic wartime incident, Kruger goes into semi-seclusion in a small Parisian suburb. He… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 12, 1962
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2014
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Expect more resistance than usual to the implication that it's a classic ripe for the canon. Changing times do evolve past some things.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

How can one give a fair impression of the exquisite, delicate charm of this wondrous story of a magical attachment between a crash-injured young man who is suffering from amnesia and a lonely little 12-year-old girl?

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This charming French film about the friendhsip between a German soldier and a French girl was nominated for the 1962 Foreign Language Oscar.

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TIME Magazine

Director Bourguignon does not seem to understand that what is infantile is not necessarily childlike and certainly not charming.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Serge Bourguignon won the Oscar for best foreign language film with this self-promoting, arty affair, which countered the stylistic departures of the nouvelle vague by returning to French cinema's much-derided poetic tradition.

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Variety Staff
Variety

This makes a slow but pictorially impressive film due to new director Serge Bourguignon's feeling for imagery and style. But it also leads to some preciosity.

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TV Guide

Serge Bourguignon treats a sensitive subject with grace here to create a warm, often poignant film, although his presentation tends to call attention to the film's style at the expense of substance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a lovely and somewhat forgotten film that likely couldn't be made today, so far the world has turned. a very effective portrait of an impossible… More
Byron Brubaker
Whaaat?!?! I guess I don't get this French New Wave, semi-surealistic view of life. So this recovering bomber pilot, Pierre, has a case of amnesia. He… More