Blame It On Fidel


Nine-year-old Parisian Anna is stuck between her bourgeois values and ’70s activism in Julie Gavras’ compact, clear-eyed, often pleasingly comic drama. Anna’s curiosity about her parents’ causes (the Chilean revolution, women’s rights) is a deft dramatic filter: turning a waist-high gaze onto smoky meetings and shouty demos, the girl finds her own feisty route between rhetoric and reality. Nina Kervel-Bey’s central performance is so natural, you lament the lack of extras explaining how first-timer Gavras (daughter of Costa Gavras) made it all happen.


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  • 12
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 26th 2008
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