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Sequins (Brodeuses) (A Common Thread) (2005)



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Claire (Lola Naymark of Monsieur Ibrahim) is a teenager who works as a supermarket cashier. She has moved out of her family's home and into a small apartment, partly because she doesn't get along with her parents, and partly because she doesn't want them to find out that she's pregnant. When co-workers begin to comment on her weight gain, Claire tells them she has cancer, and asks for medical leave. While staying with her girlfriend's family, Claire learns that her girlfriend's scarred brother, Guillaume (Thomas Laroppe), was in a motorbike accident, in which his best friend was killed. Guillaume is despondent and has decided to go abroad. Since Claire is looking for work, and has an interest in embroidery, she goes to visit the mother of Guillaume's dead friend. After some hesitation, Madame Mélikian (Ariane Ascaride of The Town Is Quiet) hires Claire to replace her late son as her assistant. Madame Mélikian has a successful business and a wealth of knowledge to pass on to the young woman, but she's nearly paralyzed by her grief. Still, the two eventually form a unique bond. Brodeuses, or Sequins, is the first feature film directed by Éléonore Faucher, who co-wrote the screenplay with Gaëlle Macé. It was shown at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and was selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art for inclusion in the 2005 edition of New Directors/New Films.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Gaëlle Macé, Eléonore Faucher
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On DVD: Mar 21, 2006
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Lola Naymark
as Claire Moutiers
Ariane Ascaride
as Mme. Melikian
Thomas Laroppe
as Guillaume
Jacky Berroyer
as M. Lescuyer
Anne Canovas
as Mme. Lescuyer
Marina Tomé
as Gynecologist
Elisabeth Commelin
as Mme. Moutiers
Nathalie Kirzin
as Round Woman
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Critic Reviews for Sequins (Brodeuses) (A Common Thread)

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (10)

Feels like one idea stretched into a modest, colorful display. But what a sweet display it is.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
Washington Post
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Becomes a quiet tribute to friendship, and to the way that something torn can be made perfect again.

Full Review… | August 12, 2005
Seattle Times
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Éléonore Faucher's quietly assured debut is a lovely, almost painfully intimate story of female bonding that never panders to its characters or its audience.

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
New York Daily News
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Eleonore Faucher, first-time director (and co-writer) of the French charmer Sequins, is well aware of Neymark's allure and sees to it that the young woman is seldom out of the frame.

May 27, 2005
New York Post
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In this decorous trifle from France, the director Éléonore Faucher builds her story with studied deliberation and piece by precious piece.

Full Review… | May 26, 2005
New York Times
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Sequins hinges on its performances and newcomer Naymark is a marvel of quiet intelligence, endowing Claire with a complex mix of virginal purity and hormonal rage.

Full Review… | May 24, 2005
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Sequins (Brodeuses) (A Common Thread)

A well done character study, this follows a young woman dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Claire (Lola Naymark) hides her pregnancy from her friends and family as long as she can and even changes jobs to prevent discovery. The job change provides Claire with the sanctuary she needs to begin to come to grips with her situation and to sort out her options, even as she helps her new employer come to grips with her own tragedy. The young actress captivated this viewer. She is quite beautiful with the most luxurious head of red hair this viewer can remember seeing. But her ability to communicate her hidden emotions non-verbally was extraordinary. Ariane Ascaride played her employer, Madame Melikian, and brought a quiet dignity to the role of a mother dealing with the loss of a child. The supporting actors offered solid performances that fleshed out the story. Some lovely scenery and interesting camera work complete the package.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

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