Ionesco’s Princess learns mis-education and transgression through art

Article published on May 17, 2011
Article published on May 17, 2011
Last night, the International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival held a special screening (organised in collaboration with the Official Selection) of My Little Princess by Eva Ionesco.

Ionesco’s edifying immersion into the exploitation of a child by her artist mother in 1979s Paris stars Isabelle Huppert who once again takes to a transgressive role like a fish to water, and the young Anamaria Vartolomei. This autobiographical feature debut depicts the drifts of an era and of a woman who will do almost anything to express herself artistically, even manipulate her own child, which she fashions into an erotic icon.

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