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Film Review: Being 17 (Dir. André Téchiné)

Being 17 Dir. André Téchiné [Strand Releasing; 2016] Rating: 3/5 Adolescence has been a fertile terrain for cinematic exploration since well before the term became a thing, a few years after the end of the second world war. In Being 17, two French cineastes who have both produced worthy entries into the cinematic representation of teendom meet: director André Téchiné, an elder statesman of French cinema with a five-decade-strong career, and screenwriter Céliné Sciama of 2014’s Girlhood fame and the relative newcomer having shot her first feature not a decade ago.
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