THE HEDGEHOG (12A)
Director Mona Achache I 2009 I 98 min
Cast Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa, Anne Brochet, Ariane Ascaride
Based on a best-selling novel, first-time writer/director Mona Achache‘s 11-year-old wants to end it all on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her within a Parisian apartment building. But as her birthday approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her solitary concierge Renée Michel and an enigmatic and elegant neighbour Mr Kakuro Ozu.
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