Le Chignon D’Olga

A debut from 24-year-old Jérôme Bonnell that suggests he could well be the heir to Eric Rohmer. The Frenchman boasts a subtle eye beyond his years, as this love story-disguised as a coming-of-age melodrama-slowly develops from The Hairdresser's Husband-style infatuation to genuine insight and intimacy. Olga's chignon is a red herring; it's the pair at the film's heart that you'll watch. And it's some heart.

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