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Virtual: SPRING BLOSSOM

  • Dir. Suzanne Lindon
  • France
  • 2021
  • 73 min.
  • NR

In French with English subtitles

  • Subtitled
Virtual: SPRING BLOSSOM
PRICE*: $10 ($8 members) | VIEWING WINDOW: 3 days
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Suzanne (writer, director, and star Suzanne Lindon) is a 16-year-old Parisian girl bored with life. On the verge of womanhood, her inner world brews with fantasy — but kissing her own reflection won’t nourish her blooming sexuality.

On her way to class in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, she notices 35-year-old Raphaël (Arnaud Valois). Despite their age difference, they discover in each other an answer to their lackadaisical routines. Immersed in the world of grown-ups and adult choices, Suzanne questions the pitfalls of blossoming too quickly.

A subtle dance budding with innuendo, SPRING BLOSSOM is a remarkable, risqué debut heralding a burgeoning talent. Now 20 years old, Lindon penned the script when she was 15. Directed with poise and performed with an elegance beyond her years, Lindon’s story is simultaneously fresh and wholly universal.

 “Suzanne Lindon makes her acting and directorial debut with remarkable assurance — and success…. A portrait of first love which is fresh, honest and engaging.” —Wendy Ide, Screendaily

 “With so few films made by the under 30s, authentically youthful perspectives are rare…. As an actress, Lindon gives a delicate and quietly charismatic performance, her character has an endearing oddness….” —Emma Simmonds, The List

 “The young writer-director allows her characters to express their uncertainties, and their occasional moments of clarity, through dance. One might not call SPRING BLOSSOM a musical outright, though a handful of scenes ride the line between reality and musical fantasy in entrancing ways.” —Siddhant Adlakha, Slash Film

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