(AFP) – He did not win the Palme but it was the favorite of many Cannes critics: “Julie (in 12 chapters) “, a Norwegian comedy-drama that paints a subtle portrayal of a young woman today and revealed an actress, Renate Reinsve, hits theaters on Wednesday.
A 33 years old, this Norwegian until then unknown to the general public, won with this film by her compatriot Joachim Trier, director “d ‘Oslo, 31 August “, the price for female interpretation in Cannes.
She plays the role of a vibrant young woman, at the same time strong and vulnerable, through various passages of her existence, first student then professional, family and love, in a post- # MeToo society.
Milf who does not manage to settle, she will be caught in a sentimental trio between two characters, a successful author and an attractive young man. Before learning to love herself.
“Julie’s character is so close to me. I can completely identify with her because I have lived through similar things, “the actress told AFP in Cannes, recounting” having gone through the same “labyrinth of doubts, indecision and then, gradually, wisdom, as her character.
Desire, fidelity, motherhood, the relationship with parents, generational differences … all the questions that agitate Julie are also explored in the light of major contemporary subjects: the place of women in society, ecology, digital invasion.
As a woman “having grown up before #MeToo, you make yourself according to the opinions and the presence of men”, she added . His character too “finds his identity in the eyes of others. When you break free from it, you become yourself and stronger.”
The film had been one of the main favorites of Cannes critics, the reference magazine Variety predicting that it would become a “benchmark” for the generation of “millennials”, when the Daily Telegraph deemed it “wonderful”