My Little Loves (Mes Petites Amoureuses) (1974)




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This film reveals the thoughts and observations of a good-natured young man as he lives through situations which would crush someone less accepting. The boy is being brought up in the country by his grandmother, and Daniel (Martin Loeb) is seen showing off amiably for his friends. Soon his long-absent mother (Ingrid Caven) takes him back into her life, now that she has a steady new man, and sends him to be apprenticed with a bicycle repairman instead of having him continue with school. Daniel accepts this, though he would rather go to school. Here, too, his easygoing manner wins him friends and it appears that all will work out well. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Compassionate but never sentimental, My Little Loves is an essential entry in the coming-of-age canon, a film that ennobles adolescence by so truthfully portraying its attendant indignities.

Full Review… | July 8, 2016
Village Voice
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The tone is somewhat reminiscent of Malle in its attempt at an unsentimental depiction of the sexual awakening of a 13-year-old boy; but ultimately it's more tough-minded.

Full Review… | July 8, 2016
Time Out
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It's less like a piece of finished fiction than a series of terse, precisely worded entries in a notebook. This is both the style of the film and its charm.

Full Review… | July 8, 2016
New York Times
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Loeb's calm and intensely intelligent performance, the richly textured yet cool-eyed color cinematography, and the incisive dialogue combine to convey an extraordinary density of lived experience.

Full Review… | March 7, 2016
New Yorker
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Although its interest doesn't quite sustain its length, there would be little justification for cutting one scene rather than another. You could go on removing scenes which were not crucial until there was nothing left.

Full Review… | July 8, 2016
The Spectator

Audience Reviews for My Little Loves (Mes Petites Amoureuses)

One of the best films I've ever watched about boy in his adolescence. It is not in the form of common narrative style, yet that's the most attractive point about the film. I love simpleness (without showing off director's or cinematographer's skill) and amazingly crafted scenes (each movement of boys and girls is well-choreographed) of the film. Also, I love its original tempo (Eustache has some emphasis on photographing characters walking or cycling). Of course, the kid actor who plays the hero is perfect casting. Masterpiece of films of realism.

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