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Milla: Directed by Valérie Massadian. With Severine Jonckeere, Luc Chessel, Ethan Jonckeere, Elisabeth Cabart. A young woman struggles to overcome lost love, unplanned motherhood and ghostly apparitions.

“u0026quot;Millau0026quot; has been awarded so many prizes itu0026#39;s hard to count them all….u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI suggest that the future viewer see it in two parts for it is what you call an experimental movie ,an extremely demanding work , in a nutshell ,not very accessible .And its length exceeds two hours .u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnyway ,there are actually two parts you can call :before the baby,and after the childbirth .nIn the first part ,Milla and her boyfriend look like two immature teeenagers ;both spend their time playing ,dancing, joking ,making love ;they have no home of their own , they sleep on the back seat of their car or they squat ;we see them check the job ads once ,but they do not take it seriously ;nevertheless, after a while, he works on a trawler and sheu0026#39;s a chambermaid in a hotel,but as far as we can see,they are temporary jobs.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNothing prepares Milla for her role of mother ;against all odds ,she reveals herself a good mom ,very tender and her son seems to grow like any other child in spite of an absent father :a father who is featured in only one scene after the delivery in which he does not intervene.Milla breast- feeds her baby , she does everything:she cooks, she changes her babyu0026#39;s diaper ,she educates him(yes,she does)and she begins to work in a fruit store ;never the fatheru0026#39;s absence is blamed .u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn it form,u0026quot;Milla u0026quot; may put off many viewers because nothing really happens :itu0026#39;s slices of life ;the director ,a woman, never argues or judges .Life and life only .Some kind of happy-go-lucky humdrum in the first part, some housewife routine in the second one ; no real screenplay , many scenes are certainly improvised ;in the scenes with the child, itu0026#39;s impossible to stick more to the subject for the child cannot be u0026quot;directedu0026quot; .u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNo dramatization , no cliché , u0026quot;Milla u0026quot; is one of its kind: but be warned:I say it gain,even if it were not the directoru0026#39;s intention,itu0026#39;s an experimental work.”


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