Another excellent film picked from the Film4 schedules by the Guardian as a 'hidden gem'. No sex, no violence, just human frailty portrayed with empathy and affection. Not an uplifting film: there is a narrative arc, but it's all hard going. Old age is not fun.
We loved this piece of French cinéma vérité. Laure moves to a new neighbourhood and convinces her sub-teenage chums that she is Mikael. Things get ever more complicated until the inevitable dénouement. Very convincing evocation of time and place.