The big city becomes a playground of imagination for two spirited girls in a pair of gently whimsical fantasias bursting with anarchic charm. With her trusted teddy bear in tow, a pint-sized pirate sets out to conquer the island of Manhattan in Josephine Decker’s enchantingly inventive DIY fairy tale ME THE TERRIBLE. Its giddy surrealist spirit makes it a perfect playmate for Louis Malle’s ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO, in which a brash ten-year-old’s whirlwind weekend in Paris unfolds as an exuberant burst of stream-of-consciousness slapstick.
Directed by Louis Malle • 1960 • France
Starring Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret
A brash and precocious ten-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this ana...