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CinéSalon | Peppermint Soda (Diabolo Menthe)

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Peppermint Soda

Diabolo Menthe

Dir. Diane Kurys, 1977, France. 101 min. Color DCP

With Éléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac

In French with English subtitles

A quintessential coming-of-age film, Peppermint Soda captures a year in the life of Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) and Frédérique (Odile Michel), two adolescent sisters at an all-girls school in France in 1963. Together, they experience a rapid-fire onslaught of firsts during a time of political protest and social change.

With Cliff Richard singing in the background, summer romances, best friends, big sisters, leather loafers, divorced moms, and back-to-school jitters are all par for the course in this timeless and poignant portrait of adolescence.

Shot in 1977, this autobiographical film was Diane Kurys’s directorial debut—and instantly became a classic.

The movie is handsomely crafted yet also sweet and buoyant in its innocence.” — The New York Times

Kurys showed a remarkable assurance visually and rhythmically when mixing the serious with the playful.” — Los Angeles Times

  • Year
  • Runtime
    101 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Diane Kurys
  • Cast
    Éléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac