Cinema: French Lesson

HEART TO HEART Directed by Pascal Thomas Screenplay by Jacques Lourcelles and Pascal Thomas

The Roussels have a family tradition: none of their daughters ever contemplates marriage without first becoming pregnant. This does not seem to be a conscious decision, but just the way things work out. This monkey-see, monkey-do tendency renders the father wry and the mother weary. As for the young women, the eldest ends up comfortably settled, the second unhappy to the point of a mental breakdown, while the youngest, after losing her child, decides not to marry.

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