Charlotte Gainsbourg, who won the César Award for Most Promising Actress, conveys a nuance and sensitivity beyond her years in this tender coming-of-age drama inspired by Carson McCullers’s classic novel The Member of the Wedding. She stars as Charlotte, a precocious 13-year-old who chafes at the drab reality of her school and home life. When a child prodigy pianist (Clothilde Baudon) comes to town, Charlotte develops an all-consuming fascination with the girl, whose life—worldly, glamorous, exciting—is everything hers is not. A frank, keenly observed portrait of female adolescence, L’Effrontée captures both the heartache and wonder of growing up. An NYFF23 selection.
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