The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

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The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches is the stunning tale of two siblings growing up isolated from the outside world with their authoritarian father on an immense estate surrounded by a forest. The pair speak a language and inhabit a universe of their own making. When their father commits suicide, they are forced into contact with the villagers beyond the enclosure and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away to reveal not only the startling truth about themselves to the world but the startling truth about the world to themselves.

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Critic Reviews for The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

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  • Art house fare that's challenging but also rewarding, with the oblique early going giving way to an increasingly clear picture as the two orphaned youngsters try and come to terms with the world and their dark past.

    Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…
  • C'est une uvre immensément maîtrisée sur la folie des hommes et l'émancipation d'une jeune fille.

    Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • ... takes time to explore the ways in which our parents' education leaves us marked for life. [Full review in Spanish]

    Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Ironically, the film's construction is as circular as the insular logic it so heinously condemns: a work imposed on its audience solely because its creator wills it to be so, and his Word, as scripture, is total, complete, and final.

    Nov 10, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Thanks to [Simon] Lavoie's confident direction, Matches builds hope for the continued strength and creativity of Québécois horror cinema, refreshed by the raw input of genre outsiders.

    Sep 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • At times animalistic, at times tender and ethereal, [Marine Johnson is] whatever the role requires - a character trying to understand herself and the world around her with severely limited knowledge and resources.

    Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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