L'enfant D'en Haut
France, Switzerland | 2012 | Ursula Meier
Switzerland’s official entry for this year’s foreign film Oscar is one of the most acclaimed movies of 2012, with an overall metacritic.com rating of 81 (out of 100). It’s a haunting “up-mountain, down-mountain” drama about a 12-year-old boy who steals from wealthy guests at an Alpine ski resort in order to support his desperate, down-and-out older sister (Léa Seydoux of Farewell, My Queen ) who lives in a decrepit apartment in the valley below. With Gillian Anderson. From the director of Home; beautifully lensed by Claire Denis’ regular cinematographer Agnès Godard.
97 min. 35mm. French with subtitles. Cleveland premiere.
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