This semidocumentary French drama has the loose, meandering feel of something directed by a young filmmaker finding his or her way. So it comes as a surprise to learn that its director, Francois Doillon, has actually been making films since the early '70s this is his 27th
feature. Thirteen-year-old Talia (Stephanie Touly) is a pony-tailed rebel, the kind of defensive kid who follows every flat assertion she makes about herself with a pointed, "You gotta problem with that?" Thrown out of her mother's apartment by her sleazy stepfather (Gerald Dantsoff), Talia hits the streets with her dog, a gentle pitbull named Kim. Looking for a place to crash, Talia w...