To Our Loves (1983)

France
Feature Film
Original Title: À nos amours
Director: Maurice Pialat
Writers: Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat
Cinematographer: Jacques Loiseleux
Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Christophe Odent, Dominique Besnehard, Cyril Collard, Jacques Fieschi, Valérie Schlumberger, Evelyne Ker, Pierre Novion, Tsilka Theodorou, Cyr Boitard

Pialat’s strangely inconsistent effort - depicting, over an undefined and hard to determine time period, a number of episodes in the life of a sexually precocious young woman, contrasting her sensual private life with that of her often violent home life - is a film that benefits greatly from the excellent and restrained performances of Bonnaire and Pialat, but that is almost ruined by Besnehard and Ker’s frequently overwrought turns. Iain.Stott