Peppermint Soda

Peppermint Soda

Directed by Diane Kurys • 1977 • France
Starring Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac

In the vein of such classic coming-of-age films as Francois Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS, Diane Kurys’s PEPPERMINT SODA captures a defining moment in the tumultuous life and development of young people. Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) and Frédérique (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 debut feature revels in the comedy and tragedy of the seemingly mundane, weaving a complex tapestry of everyday existence that also touches on the universal.

Peppermint Soda
  • Peppermint Soda

    Directed by Diane Kurys • 1977 • France
    Starring Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac

    In the vein of such classic coming-of-age films as Francois Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS, Diane Kurys’s PEPPERMINT SODA captures a defining moment in the tumultuous life and development of young people. An...

Extras

  • Diane Kurys Interview

    This interview, conducted for the Belgian television program “Le monde du cinéma” in 1978, features Diane Kurys talking about her transition from acting to directing for her filmmaking debut PEPPERMINT SODA.