I was surprised to find it such a life-affirming movie, and I welled up for a second time when Lars lets Bianca go.
Fortunately for us, Susan Bozic is still in happily dating Carl and shares their adventures with us in her series, “The Dating Portfolio”.
Looking at a work like Karine Giboulo’s Village démocratie, which is a very personal interpretation of a real crisis, we feel a sense of powerlessness. Dominique Blain, Nadia Myre, Renato Garza Cervera, Clinton Fein, Simon Bilodeau and Barbara Todd have all have drawn on current events to create provocative works that speak to us and lead us to seriously question ourselves.
His detractors were shocked by the pictures, claiming that the children cast in the staged scenes of horror were too young to understand their roles and could suffer severe aftereffects.
And yet, if I recall correctly, my generation grew up playing cowboys and Indians (which after all consisted of pretending to kill each other! Should we question the naive innocence in which Western children are being brought up and which we adults complacently encourage?
The bubble we build around our children is often disconnected from the real world in which they have to grow up.
With Grandir n’est pas si difficile, Guillaume Lachapelle tests our childlike naiveté: At first glance, it appears to show a kind person offering a child a balloon, but a closer look (and a certain familiarity with adult products) reveals that the balloon is in fact a butt plug (sex toy).