Spare and quietly heartbreaking, this French-Canadian feature uses a fine brush to depict a teenage girl in the midst of a quiet crisis. The year is 1963, and 13-year-old Hanna Riel (Karine Vanasse) is in love. In love with actress Anna
Karina, the chic star of Jean-Luc Godard's VIVRE SA VIE; in her Hanna sees a woman who has her life under control, doesn't kowtow to men, takes responsibility for her actions and accepts the consequences. Hanna's life, by contrast, is chaos and confusion. At an age when fitting in is everything,
she's a perpetual outsider: Her parents are unmarried; her mother (Pascale Bussieres) is Catholic and her father (Miki Manojlovic) is Jewis...