| 1979 / 2017 – 97′ – Classic – Digitally restored 40th anniversary – Comedy / Drama –
Written and Directed by Diane Kurys.
Starring Anouk Ferjac, Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Yves Rénier, Corinne Dacla, Dora Doll, Tsilla Chelton, Dominique Lavanant, Marthe Villalonga.
World Premiere Digitally Restored Version COLCOA French Film Festival. Official selections: Toronto International Film Festival, New York International Film Festival. Winner Louis Delluc Prize 1977.
In French with English subtitles.
A Cohen Media Group release.|
In the vein of such classic coming of age films as Francois Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS, Diane Kurys’s PEPPERMINT SODA captures a particular moment in the tumultuous life and development of young people. Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) and Frederique (Odile Michel) are sisters entering their teen years in 1963 France, torn between divorced parents and struggling with the confines of their strict school. Along the way, they undergo an awakening both political and romantic. Kurys’s celebrated film revels in the comedy and tragedy of the seemingly mundane, weaving a complex tapestry of everyday existence that also touches on the universal.