2.5

Dolls and Angels

Drama


 

Chririne and Lya are sisters growing into womanhood, who need to escape their abusive father and tense family situation.

Survival in the projects on the outskirts of Paris necessitates navigating the dark shadows of the glamorous city of love. This movie's raw tone is at times hard to watch, depicting love as having many forms of expression, including physical violence. The characters are either so strong (all of the women) or so obnoxious (most of the men) that it's hard to connect with them. The angels become dolls to survive - wooden caricatures more typical of puppets.

Anne Murphy

French Film Festival 2009
102 mins