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Cold Water(L'Eau froide)

Sixteen-year-olds Gilles and Christine are bored with their everyday existence. When they are caught shoplifting, Christine is sent away by her father. She escapes, and she and Gilles run away together. They end up in a nearby commune, but not all is well as their relationship begins to break under pressure.
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The New York Times by J. Hoberman

Mr. Assayas succeeded in making a young person’s film when he was on the cusp of turning 40. He has said that he wanted Cold Water to feel like a movie from 1972. It doesn’t really, but, perhaps more remarkably, it’s so fresh it could have been made now.
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Los Angeles Times by Justin Chang

Drawn from the director's personal memories of post-1968 excitement and disillusionment, the drama moves from surging emotional highs to melancholy lows, but it also pulses with a vibrant, moody energy that a 24-year delay from American screens has done nothing to diminish.
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Chicago Tribune by Michael Phillips

As Assayas himself has pointed out, the passing years have magically transformed a movie made in 1994 into a seeming product of post-1968 cultural turbulence and unresolved matters of the heart. It feels honest, in other words.

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