PonetteDirector: Jacques Doillon
Jacques Doillon's poignant tale of a child surviving the death of a parent, Ponette comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include filmographies, awards, and a theatrical trailer. This is a very good film that deserves a better DVD release than this pedestrian disc.
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- Fox Lorber
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Cast & Crew
|Xavier Beauvois||Ponette's Father|
|Claire Nebout||Aunt Claire|
|Marie Trintignant||Ponette's Mother|
|Henri Berton||Production Designer|
|Caroline Champetier||Camera Operator|
|Marie de Laubier||Asst. Director|
|Dominique Hennequin||Sound/Sound Designer|
1. The promise [:45]
2. Saying goodbye [7:01]
3. Waiting for a miracle [5:42]
4. Off to school [24:46]
5. Child of God [8:25]
6. The mean child [22:35]
7. Resurrection [8:19]
8. "Learn to be happy..." [11:48]
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Menu Group #1 with 9 chapter(s) covering 01:33:01
Filmographies and Awards
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This is one of the best movies I have ever seen!!! The child actress is phenomenal and the story so moving. A top notch film.
A deeply and on target film. The young actress who is Ponette is amazing. A very smooth,deep and discreet way of talking about a dear relative's death. It may help people in such a distress to talk about death with very young children (4-5 years old). Be sure to see the film before your children to evaluate if it is suitable for them (it is all about are they mature ehough to handle the topic?) Even if the parents think that it is not suitable for their children, they can get paths to open a discussion with their children about the death of a beloved relative.
To watch the performance of the tiny French actress who portrays Ponette, a young girl who copes with the loss of her mother, is heartwrenching and so convincing that I had to convince myself that I was NOT watching a documentary.
The actress who plays Ponette is exceptional. She was so convincing that I must confess I shed a tear or two. Its a must see.