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Suzanne Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: The story of a family and a love affair told through the journey of a young woman.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Mar 13, 2014
    It’s a stunningly confident piece of filmmaking, which holds on to vital clues about how much time has elapsed, and what’s happened, then springs them on us. The performances slay you.
  2. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Mar 13, 2014
    Every emotion is bang-on; every scene unfolds grippingly and naturally; and by the end, these characters feel like people you know.
  3. Reviewed by: Catherine Shoard
    Mar 13, 2014
    The brilliance of Quillévéré's direction is in the performances she coaxes from her cast, and the clear-eyed, non-judgmental way she presents them.
  4. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Mar 13, 2014
    An episodic coming-of-age story whose plot holes are paved over by strong performances and a few emotional highlights.
  5. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Mar 13, 2014
    Quillevere, co-scribe Mariette Desert and editor Thomas Marchand struggle to keep audiences fully involved in the story... Thankfully, the performances are all first-rate.
  6. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Mar 13, 2014
    Quillévéré’s elliptical plot isn’t always spot-on, skipping years to a near maddening degree. But treading a fine line between poetry and realism, it’s still heartfelt and harrowing.