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Peppermint Soda 40TH Anniversary 2K Restoration In Theaters August 31st

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Originally Released in 1977 Kurys’s celebrated film revels in the comedy and tragedy of the seemingly mundane, weaving a complex tapestry of everyday existence that also touches on the universal.

Cohen Film Collection is proud to present a new 2K restoration of this world cinema classic.

 

In Diane Kurys’ 1977 film “Peppermint Soda,” Eléonore Klarwein, center, and Odile Michel, right, seen here with Valerie Stano, play teen sisters coming of age in 1963 as the children of divorced parents. (Cohen Media Group)

 

There is so much to relate to in this beautifully written movie about the struggles of being a young teenager. The story is universal but unique to the filmmakers’ experience. Directed and written by Diane Kurys,  Peppermint Soda is a reflection of the sweet sometimes bitter experience of youth. It is 1963 France the lives of Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) and Frederique (Odile Michel) are in flux with shuffling between divorced parents and a school that feels like they are attending a nunnery, Diane Kurys has put her finger on the pulse and heart about the insecurities of growing up.

  Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) and Frederique (Odile Michel)

From discussing periods and schoolmates acting like they know about sex along with some teachers that should be in mental institutions ‘Peppermint Soda’ is delightful to watch.

Its a window into the world of everyday life that manages to strike a strong emotional cord and for this reviewer it brought similar memories of my youth. The scene where Anne’s mother won’t allow her to wear stockings though Anne insists that her schoolmates are making fun of her reminded me so much of my mother telling me I was not allowed to wear lipstick till I was sixteen. So many moments in this film will impact the viewer in a unique way that is not just a coming of age movie; it’s a slice of life film that will make the viewer reflect on youth and the emotional landscape that comes with growing up.

 ‘Peppermint Soda’is the perfect movie to end your summer, its an hour and 42 minutes you won’t regret.

‘Peppermint Soda’  French with English subtitles /Not rated

Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes

Playing: Starts Aug. 31, Ahrya Fine Arts 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Peppermint Soda 40TH Anniversary 2K Restoration In Theaters August 31st

LOS ANGELES OPENING DAY THEATER

LAEMMLE’S AHRYA FINE ARTS THEATRE

8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Reviewed by -Ingrid Jordan

 

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