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Between Us Girls
The family dynamics between women—loving, supportive, complicated, strained, stifling, and everything in between—are at the core of these wondrously imaginative explorations of intergenerational bonds featuring two grandes dames of French cinema. In Jacques Demy’s pastel dream musical THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT, the legendary Danielle Darrieux plays the mother of real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac, starry-eyed twins who inject a bit of joie de vivre into their sleepy seaside town. Both Deneuve and Darrieux lend their voice talents to Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed animated feature PERSEPOLIS—this time as the mother and grandmother, respectively, of a young Iranian woman growing up amid turbulent social change.