L'AVENTURE DES MARGUERITE
by Pierre Coré
2020 | 89 min
Comedy, fantasy, family | France | French (English subtitles) | 14 years of age and older
Cast: Alice Pol, Clovis Cornillac, Lila Gueneau, Nils Othenin-Girard, Frédéric Deleersnyder
Marguerite and Margot are both twelve years old, with each their own family, friends, problems… and era! One lives in 1942 and the other in 2020. But this is without counting on a mysterious magic chest that transports them to each other’s era.
Margot and Marguerite have something else in common: their father is no longer there, one vanished during World War II, the other is not living at home.
With 70 years apart, they’re embarking in a wild adventure to find their present, explore History and their families’ memories.
Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2020)
Singapore French Film Festival (Singapore, 2020)
Tübingen-Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival (Germany, 2020)
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (South Korea, 2020)
Alpe d'Huez Comedy Film Festival (France, 2020)
A funny, tender, gently supernatural and instructive film.
— Closer (translated from French)
Beyond fantasy, the film dares to tackle more current themes such as women’s rights.
— Culturebox - France Télévisions (translated from French)
As an immature and tender stepfather, Clovis Cornillac is perfect, and Alice Pol, lively and spirited.
— Télérama (translated from French)
This charming family tale skillfully mixes adventure, comedy and time travel, around two pre-teen girls in need of a father.
— La Croix
Pierre Coré shows a solid style at the head of a film that also knows how to intelligently evoke questions of history, memory and filiation.
— Paris Match (translated from French)
In this second feature film as a director after the animated film Sahara (2017), Pierre Coré adapts the youth comic book Le Temps des Marguerite (2009) written by Vincent Cuvellier and illustrated by Robin. The film thus benefits from an original and intelligent source of narrative, allowing a family audience to discover two eras and make comparisons, notably around women's rights 77 years apart. Following the framework of a family comedy, family values are also at the center of the story, carried by excellent actors, foremost among whom are Alice Pol, Lila Gueneau and Nils Othenin-Girard, who bring to life endearing and original characters. Both stories are told at a hectic pace, with a true sense of adventure and humour, especially for what takes place in 2019 in the mad rush of reserved and shy teenagers gradually becoming uninhibited outlaws.
— Mediapart (translated from French)
L'Aventure des Marguerite offers us a touching story between a stepfather and a stepdaughter who are struggling to understand each other and are both suffering from the situation. Without forcing too much on the pathos, the director finds here the right balance between emotion and humour, offering us in passing a very funny chase between teenagers and a Clovis Cornillac at his wits end. (…)
— L'Info tout court (translated from French)