Blame it on Fidel

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Blame It on Fidel ★★½ La Faute a Fidel 2006

Amusing and tender film told from the point of view of nine-year-old Anna (Kervel), who becomes increasingly upset when her bourgeois parents, Fernando (Accorsi) and Marie (Depardieu, daughter of Gerard), suddenly decide to devote their time and money to various political/activist causes (it's 1970 in Paris). She and her younger brother are moved from their comfortable home to a shabby apartment and are left in the care of oddball political refugees. Anna doesn't take well to all these changes and is confused about what she hears and is told to believe. Writer/director Gavras is the daughter of political filmmaker Costas-Gavras. French with subtitles. 100m/C DVD . FR IT Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Olivier Perrier, Nina Kremer, Benjamin Feuillet, Martine Chevallier, Marie Kremer, Marie-Noelle Bordeaux; D: Julie Gavras; W: Julie Gavras; C: Nathalie Durant; M: Armand Amar.