The Dandelions

 
Director: Carine Tardieu
Genre: Family drama | Dark comedy
Country: France
Year: 2012
Running Time: 90 min
Language: French with English subtitles
Date: Sunday, November 10, 7 pm
Location: Hiway Theatre
Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere
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The Dandelions

Nine-year-old Rachel is having a difficult time growing up in the Gladstein household. Caught between the smothering love of her Tunisian Jewish mother, her Holocaust-obsessed Father, and her ailing grandmother with whom she is forced to share a bedroom, it’s no wonder Rachel has to see a therapist. Only when Rachel is befriended by Valerie, a wild and precocious classmate, does she begin to find joy in life. If things aren’t crazy enough, Rachel’s father, Michel, begins to fall for her new companion’s single mother. A cast of eccentric characters portrayed brilliantly by France’s top actors will have you laughing and crying in this dark coming-of-age French dramedy.

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