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The Botanical Avatar of Mademoiselle Flora

A film by Jeanne Barbillon

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Included on 2-disc box set Early Short Films of the French New Wave.

In a small French town, Flora (Bernadette Lafont) has a six-week fling with a soldier. But this is no passionate affair. Her lover, the cartoonish Charles (Louis Mesuret), ignores her advances, insists she watch as he drinks bowl after bowl of the expensive coffee she prepares for him, and berates her if lunch is not made on time. Increasingly depressed, Flora is drawn to nature, and finds she has a much greater affinity for plants than for people. 

Best Short Film, International Film Festival Mannheim 1965
Krakow Film Festival 1965

15 minutes / B&W
French / English subtitles
Release: 2023
Copyright: 1965

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Subject areas:
France, New Wave

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