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  • Summary: A portrait of the unlikely friendship between a pregnant teenager and her employer, a strange and lonely seamstress.

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  1. Faucher's filmmaking is exquisite, Naymark's acting is luminous, and superb use of music lends a crowning touch.
  2. 75
    Eleonore Faucher, first-time director (and co-writer) of the French charmer Sequins, is well aware of Neymark's allure and sees to it that the young woman is seldom out of the frame.
  3. A lovely, almost painfully intimate story of female bonding that never panders to its characters or its audience.
  4. 60
    Touched with eerie dream sequences, the film casts a strange spell that's enhanced by the rhythmic, almost sensual depiction of the painstaking art of embroidery.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    Thoughtful cross-generational portrait is full of familiar building blocks rendered fresh by first time feature helmer Eleonore Faucher.
  6. Unfortunately, Ms. Faucher's screenplay, written with Gaëlle Macé, never finds its focus or reason for being, and Ms. Naymark just doesn't have enough screen presence to make up for the lack of a story or to justify all those tenderly attentive close-ups.
  7. Sequins will tax the patience of most viewers not enthralled with endless close-ups of beads and brocades.

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