France (90 mins, dir. Emilie Deleuze)
Parents, school, siblings: these are the ordinary obsessions of an ordinary teen. But like all teens, Aurore is extraordinary.

Her parents and teachers think she’s a pain; the feeling is mutual. Her older sister has a diploma, her younger sister is an over-achiever, she’s repeating a year at school. Life is never boring for 13-year-old Aurore (newcomer Léna Magnien) – even if she's constantly wishing that her problems would simply go away. She could always fall in love or join a band – what could go wrong?

Adapting Marie Desplechin’s best-selling French-language YA novel series Le Journal D’aurore, director Émilie Deleuze (Mister V., MIFF 2004) invites us to share the often hilarious perspective of a ‘normal’ teenager and by doing so, demonstrates that there is no such thing as a ‘normal teenager’.

Recipient of a special mention in the Generation Kplus strand of the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

09/08/20161:30pmACMIPast event
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Language: French w/English subtitles
Genre: Drama/comedy
KEY THEMES: Independence, not fitting in, rebellion, parental conflict, learning difficulties, resolving conflict, self expression, music, coming-of-age
MIFF recommends this film is suitable for ages 12+

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