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Nicole Garcia is a French actress, film director and screenwriter known for Charlie Says, her entrance for the the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. In 2013, her film Going Away was screened in the Special Presentation section at the Toronto International Film Festival. The following year, she was the President of the Jury for the Caméra d'Or section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Excerpt from FF2 Media review of Going Away from March 17, 2014:
Going Away is the kind of film that grabs hold, pulls you in, and never lets go. Based on the way it starts, I could never have guessed how it would end, but when the credits rolled I sighed a great sigh: “Ah, perfect!”
So here is my quandary: How do I tell you enough to make Going Away sufficiently interesting without giving too much away?
A teacher in a village somewhere in the south of France has finished his temporary assignment at a middle school and is getting ready to enjoy a low key holiday weekend before heading off to his next assignment. But then he notices that one of his students is standing outside alone, still waiting for pick-up long after everyone else has departed.
Read full review: https://ff2media.com/thehotpinkpen/2014/03/17/going-away/
Read more about Nicole Garcia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Garcia
Bottom Photo: Louise Bourgoin as "Sandra" and Pierre Rochefort as "Baptiste" in Going Away.
Photo Credits: Pallier-Colinot Aurélien & Carole Bethuel