Movie: Sundays and Cybele (1962)

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Sundays and Cybele (French title: Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray) [1962] is a beautiful film about a romantic relationship between a man named Pierre (about 30) and a young girl christened Françoise (almost 12)—with deference to the plot, I shall intentionally refrain from using her true name. The best thing about this film is that it is unburdened by the weight of the last half century of propaganda. And though the couple's love is still misunderstood, and ultimately destroyed by insensitive external forces, the film sympathizes with the intergenerational lovers, and seems to condone their relationship. Albeit, with a couple of caveats.

source: Article 'Movie review: Sundays and Cybele - A Cinematic View of Intergenerational Romance' by 'summerdays';; AliceLovers magazine, Issue no. 1; 3 December 2011