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Netflix's ‘Cuties' is a Heartbreaking Coming-of-Age Film, Both Modern and Timeless

29 days ago   |   By Decider

Maïmouna Doucouré's feature debut proves she's a filmmaker to watch.
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‘Cuties' Film Review: Provocative Coming-of-Age Tale Makes for an Explosive Debut

‘Cuties' Film Review: Provocative Coming-of-Age Tale Makes for an Explosive Debut

29 days ago   |   By The Wrap

A perfect illustration of growing up today, French director Maïmouna Doucouré's spirited debut “Cuties” assesses the transition from childhood to adolescence by pointing its lens at an 11-year-old girl at the crossroads of tradition and personal discovery. It's the type of first feature that heralds an indelible directorial voice.
Echoes of Céline Sciamma's “Girlhood,” Mati Diop's “Atlantics,” or Nijla Mumin's “Jinn” are strident, but the age gap separating the teens in those efforts and the young lead here strongly distinguishes this new film from its forebears. Although not breaking...
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