Dir. Sandrine Kiberlain, 2021, France, 98 min, DCP, color
In French with English subtitles
Rebecca Marder, Nominated for Best Female Newcomer, 2023 César Awards
Nominated Golden Camera, 2021 Cannes Film Festival
See A Radiant Girl at FIAF ahead of its US release!
French actress Sandrine Kiberlain makes her directorial debut with this allegorical coming-of-age drama set in Nazi-occupied France with an outstanding performance by lead actress Rebecca Marder.
It’s summertime in Paris, 1942 and 19-year-old Irene (Marder) doesn’t have a care in the world. She’s enjoying a normal teenage life meeting with friends and discovering new talents and passions, without a clue of what’s to come.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sandrine Kiberlain and Rebecca Marder, moderated by Annette Insdorf, Professor of Film at Columbia University’s School of Arts.
The film will be released at Quad Cinema on February 17 courtesy of Film Movement.
“A Radiant Girl offers a chilling look at fascism’s accumulating evil in a way that lulls its audience into a sense of complacency — a pointed mirroring — and then pierces right straight through the heart when it’s least expected.” – Matthew Lucas, In Review Online