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L'arrache-coeur -- Film Description:
"Céline [...] is a struggling writer who lives with her husband, an equally struggling independent avant-garde film-maker, and her four-year-old son, Samuel. However, the crucial relationship in her life is with her mother [...] and the film proceeds to analyse the daughter's classic struggle to achieve a satisfactory balance between intimacy or complicity with, and differentiation from, the mother."
-- Bill Marshall

Marshall, Bill. Quebec National Cinema. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. (p. 223)