Excerpt: Les Nôtres may be a tough and, at times, a very stressful watch, but it is quite engaging thanks to Jeanne Leblanc’s ability to tell the story through strong and evocative framing and composition, as well as being able to draw out authentic and hard-hitting performances from her cast.
Excerpt: Quietly chilling. A condemnation of supposed propriety over genuine decency, and the sacrifice of children to the illusion of communal cohesion. There are no easy answers here, and no pat resolutions.
Excerpt: By the time Les Nôtres arrives at its odd open ending, the film’s early intensity has tapered off into something less satisfying. Still, like so many similar movies before it, it’s all too easy to get sucked into the twisted, tangled drama of this town.