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Totally True Love
When the new boy in class, Jørgen, moves into the haunted house down the road Anne’s world turns upside-down; she falls head over heals in love with him. All the girls in Anne’s class fall for Jørgen as well, including beautiful blonde pony-tailed Ellen. But that is of no hindrance to Anne; she is willing to go further than anyone to win him over. When done in the name of love, everything is allowed…isn’t it?
"Love isn't real at your age."
"It's totally real to me!"
Watching these 10-year old kids examine their love lives is pretty awkward, but that's very much the point. Love is a minefield and whatnot for all ages. None of us have that shit figured out, so it's even more confusing trying to comprehend these undiscovered feelings for the first time in your life. As children, we all thought that first crush was our only true love. Getting a nonsensical love letter meant anything and everything. Holding hands was akin to being married. For a brief time until the next crush came along, nothing else mattered except this new idea of "being in love." That pretty much sums up this…
Nowadays, when you're ten years old and have never had a boyfriend/girlfriend, apparantly you are a total loser and a social outcast. Or at least in Norway. At least if the film "Jørgen + Anne = sant" (thus is the original title, translates to "Jørgen + Anne = true" apparently) is any indication. Oh gosh, kids today *shakeshead*...
But that's about the only thing that bothered me about this movie. There's the protagonist, 10-year-old Anne (Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd), who is a tomboy, which seemingly is another reason why she and her best friend, ginger-haired Beate (Aurora Bach Rodal), are outcasts. Though it's probably only because the little blonde "alpha bitch" of their class, Ellen (Vilde Fredriksen Verlo) - who…
Una película bien filmada con un personaje principal con el cual me identifiqué.
Simple and endearing, marvelous photography, perfect sound tracking.
I bet this film is incredibly underrated!
beautiful symphony to the childhood! :)
Beautifully shot, interesting imagery. Maturely told children's coming of age film. A bit too sappy and didactic.
Shows social and life/love problems of 10 years old very well. I watched it with my stepdaughter and we both liked it so much. I liked also how they transported elements of adult cinema to a child movie. There is also a spooky theme in it. Totally worth watching it with a child in that age.
movies directed by women,
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
1. De surprise - Netherlands
2. les uns et leas autres - France
3. Le tout nouveau testament - Belgium…