Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Movie: The Hedgehog

I saw this very fine French film over the weekend. I liked it a lot - it is surely one of my three or four favorites so far this year. It is very French, what with the precocious 11-year-old protagonist worried about the meaninglessness of life, a boatload of implicit class consciousness, and the postmodern business of the video camera within the film, but in this case these dimensions combine with fine acting and a clever story to produce a really warm, engaging and thoughtful film. The NYT liked it too.

Highly recommended.

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