Children of the Century ()

directed by Diane Kurys
featuring Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Stefano Dionisi, Robin Renucci, Karin Viard

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While pioneering pre-feminist author George Sand has been the subject of several film biographies focusing on her ten year relationship with Frederick Chopin, Les enfants du siècle looks at an earlier period in Sand's life, in particular her stormy romance with poet Alfred de Musset. In the early 1830's, Baroness Dudevant (Juliette Binoche) has abandoned her husband and arrives in Paris with her children in tow as rioting divides the city. The Baroness decides to reinvent herself and pursue a career as a writer; she renames ...

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Helen H

Apr 21, 2011

Children of the Century

This is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I've never seen Juliet Binoche give a bad or even mediocre performance and this is one of her best. Playing George Sand, the 19th century French writer and revolutionary in politics and life, Binoche shows the development of Sand's character as a writer, thinker, and in her affair of the heart and soul with Alfred de Musset, a poet, played with great beauty and energy by Benoit Magimel. The entire cast are excellent, costumes, sets, lighting -- suggesting the pre-electric time -- and the direction. I can't think of a fault. I'm sure there must be some but, caught up in the story and the wonderful performances, I didn't notice. Highly recommended.

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