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Une jeune fille qui va bien

Paris, summer 1942. Irene, a carefree 19-year-old aspiring actress, immerses herself in friendships, newfound love, and a burgeoning passion for the theatre, oblivious to the ticking clock of time. Little does she know, her family watches her journey unfold against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France, where danger looms ever closer. Renowned French actress Sandrine Kiberlain makes her directorial debut with this poignant coming-of-age drama, weaving an allegorical tale that captures both the enchantment and devastation of youth during wartime. Anchored by a captivating performance from Rebecca Marder in the lead role, A Radiant Girl fulfils the luminous promise of its title. Through Irene’s story, the film reveals the peril of complacency in the face of fascism, while also showcasing the resilience and moments of beauty that can flourish even in the harshest of circumstances.

Sponsored by:
Miri and Larry Garaway
Ian and Sandy Penn
Marie Doduck with Bernice Carmeli and Cathy Golden

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner: Best Screenplay - Torino Film Festival
  • Nominee: Golden Camera - Cannes Film Festival

Screening Details

Film Info

DirectorSandrine Kiberlain
CastRebecca Marder, André Marcon, Anthony Bajon, Françoise Widhoff
Runtime 98 min
LanguageFrench w/English subtitles
Genre ,