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L'eau froide

Olivier Assayas France, 1994

Matthew Martens's rating of the film Cold Water

A lot of people don't realize that, long before she haunted Assayas' recent Clouds of Personal Shopping diptych, and prior even to her career-making turn in the Twilight saga, Kristen Stewart was actually a French actress named Virginie Ledoyen, whose own career was made by this very beautiful Assayas essay (autobiographical?) in early '70s adolescent love, angst, and kleptomania. It was here she first disappeared.