EN – Screenings – Naked Childhood (L’enfance nue)
Maurice Pialat’s first feature-length film realistically captures the end of childhood for a distracted young boy of the welfare system shuttled from one home to another… A sensitive but uncompromising look at childhood.
Nine-year-old François has been through a number of foster families. He’s often agitated, and one by one his potential adoptive parents get discouraged. Mr and Mrs Josselin, who have him currently, also can’t deal with his pranks. They contact the welfare office to ask that the child be sent to another home. François then lands at the home of the Minguets, a 50-year-old couple.
Movies for Middle school