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"The first privately-financed feature film made by a Québec woman, La vie rêvée (1972) is a project of deconstruction in its effort to expose the hollowness of the image of ideal romance purveyed by Hollywood and the advertising media. The film overtly challenges dominant cinematic practice in several ways—by telling the story from the point of view of the two non-glamorous heroines, by foregrounding the process of creating illusion by the media itself, by subverting the expectations of the classic love-story plot (here girl gets guy into bed and the attraction immediately fizzles)."
-- Mary Jean Green

Green, Mary Jean. "Léa Pool's La femme de l'hôtel and Women's Film in Quebec." Québec Studies 9 (Autumn 1989). (p. 52)