Amanda, dir. MikhaÃ«l Hers, France 2018, 108 min., French with English subtitles
A young man’s serene life in Paris is abruptly fractured by a national tragedy that claims the life of his sister in this tender film from director Mikhaël Hers (This Summer Feeling).
Beyond the shock and the pain, David now finds himself making the leap from occasional babysitter to full-time guardian of his young niece Amanda, trying to resolve an entirely new reality with major new responsibilities. In a time of great grief, Amanda and David’s lives must go on once the headlines have faded.