Director: Martine Dugowson, 1994, 128 min, France
In French with English subtitles
APRIL 4, 7PM
This sexy, imaginative coming of age film tells the story of the 25 year long friendship between two assertive but very different Jewish women living in Paris.
Mina Tannenbaum and Ethel Benegui are two Jewish girls living in Paris. They were born on the same day, 5 April 1958, at the Rothschild Hospital, Mina just before Ethel. They first meet when they are seven years old. Since their religion makes them feel like outsiders at school, they form a friendship as a result, despite having nothing else in common.
Ethel is extroverted and comes from a middle-class family, while Mina is introverted and comes from a lower-class background. Their friendship continues as they grow up, but as adults they start to drift apart. Mina becomes an artist and although she finds men attractive, she is afraid to approach them. Ethel meanwhile becomes a journalist specializing in popular culture, and finds herself in a string of relationships that prove unsatisfying. They soon realize how their differences have put a strain on their relationship.
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