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Milla

Milla (Séverine Jonckeere) and Léo (Luc Chessel), 17 years old and in love, set off to the north of France to make their own life free of the constraints of normal society. Living on the fringes and scraping by, theirs is a precarious yet loving existence, spending their free time together while Leo works on a fishing boat to support them after Milla becomes pregnant. What follows is a tender portrait of love, boundless in its curiosity of the inner lives of these two adrift souls. “Sometimes to be simple is to be daring, and in creating Milla’s world and allowing her to live in it, Massadian has fashioned a moving, memorable and transformative work that begins and ends with two different, yet equal, kinds of love.” —Mark Peranson, Locarno Film Festival. In French with English subtitles.

Filmography: Nana (2011)

Reviews: Slant Magazine (final review), The Film Stage, Cineuropa, Frieze (final review)

Interviews: MUBI Notebook