The Dandelions

Poster for The Dandelions A French-Jewish girl seeks freedom from her overbearing parents in THE DANDELIONS, an endearing and poignant coming-of-age dramedy that deftly explores the burdens of the adult world from a child’s perspective.

Sassy nine-year-old Rachel Gladstein (Juliette Gombert) is caught between the smothering love of her Tunisian-Jewish, meatball-fixated mother (Agnès Jaoui); her largely disinterested and Holocaust-obsessed father (Denis Podalydès); and her sickly grandmother (Judith Magre) with whom she shares a bedroom. The family dysfunction prompts therapy with a most unusual psychiatrist, Madame Trebla (Isabella Rossellini), while Rachel’s life is further upended by a touchy friendship with wild-child classmate Valérie (Anna Lemarchand). The staidness of a 1980s provincial home is blended with childlike flights of fancy through imaginative cinematography, production and costume design. From:

Original title:
Du vent dans mes mollets
89 minutes
Carine Tardieu

Shown at

  1. 13th Annual San Antonio Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  2. 19th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. 20th Annual Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  4. 21st Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  6. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  7. JewishFilm - 2013
  8. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  9. Zsido Film Fesztival - 2014

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