Good Movie: Ponette

It’s in French!

Ponette, a young girl, has recently lost her mother in an auto accident, but still sees her, sometimes.

Ponette (to the Dead Mom): Will you stay with me?

Dead Mom: No, I’m dead.

Ponette: Not anymore.

Dead Mom: I’m still a little dead.

The young actress, Victoire Thivisol, who plays Ponette, was discovered by director Jacques Doillon and cast as the title character at the age of 3 1/2. She does an astonishing job; I’m sure she has the most lines of anyone in the movie.