"The appropriateness of a film studio setting as a point of departure for a movie about women's self-realisation underlines Mireille Dansereau's own status as a réalisateur confronting the sexism of image-mongering. Through playful camerawork (impromptu hand-held scenes, zip-pans between talking heads, use of photomontage), and disarming reversals of narrative expectations, she defuses the sexploitation fantasies that appear to constitute the output of the fictional studio."
-- Martyn Auty
Auty, Martyn. "La vie rêvée (Dream Life)." Review of La vie rêvée. Monthly Film Bulletin, October 1978. (p. 208)