Her Own Woman

GAUMONT COLUMBIA TRISTAR FILMS

FUNNY GIRL: Berry, at left, in Once Upon a Time in the Oued

European cinemagoers may not know Marilou Berry's name, but they will find her face uncannily familiar. The look-alike daughter of France's legendary comic actress Josiane Balasko is lighting up the silver screen herself these days. In two breakout roles last year, she wowed the critics. One of them, her bittersweet performance in Look at Me, earned a nomination for Most Promising Actress at the César awards, France's version of the Oscars. Now, in the just-opened film Once Upon a Time in the Oued, she's winning plaudits for her role as a headstrong young woman who wins the hero's heart and makes...

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