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Film Review - Amanda

Mikhaël Hers’ sensitive, heartfelt third feature is about loss and bereavement in the aftermath of a brutal terrorist attack in a Paris park. David (Vincent Lacoste), twenty-four, loses his sister Sandrine (Ophélia Kolb) and has to decide whether he can take on the care of her seven-year-old daughter, Amanda (Isaure Multrier).
The film opens with David arriving late to pick up Amanda for his sister, a single mum and harassed English teacher. Sandrine berates her brother for leaving her child alone on the school steps but we can tell they are a close family. A few scenes later David and Sandrine are cycling through picturesque Paris, teasing each other like young lovers. David has not yet found a definitive career – he works for a property owner, meeting tourists and tenants, and prunes trees for the local parks. One tenant, who takes up residence in his apartment block, is Léna (Stacy Martin), a shy piano teacher from Bordeaux who David immediately falls for.
The first thirty minutes i…