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  • Actors: Anne-Sophie Dutoit, Brock Kelly, Ely Pouget, Kim Morgan Greene, Conni Marie Brazelton
  • Directors: Anne-Sophie Dutoit
  • Format: Special Edition, Surround Sound, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Anne-Sophie Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 14, 2009
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0026LQM4E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,167 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

CD. featuring Anne-Sophie Dutoit (Actor), Brock Kelly (Actor), Anne-Sophie Dutoit (Director).

Customer Reviews

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It is a beautiful, character-driven drama.
Ivan Dutoit
She will acquire more maturity and poise as a filmmaker as she grows older, but this first film is very impressive indeed.
Creceda J. Lemaire
I suspect that the Twilight crowd may find something to love in this storyline too.
M. Boucher

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ivan Dutoit on September 23, 2009
Format: DVD
"Faded Memories is a wonderful film that appeals to people of all ages. It is astonishing that it is written and directed by a very talented 16-year old! And, by the way, this 16-year old also stars in the film and is a convincing, natural actress. The cast is strong and believable. The story is honest, thought provoking and real. Anne-Sophie's film-making career is off to a terrific start." (Jeff W., Los Angeles)

"Every frame of Anne-Sophie Dutoits marvelous and memorable film rings true. Spot on for the age we live in, as well as the age of the characters. This is not a film locked into a single genre, or just one thought--even as life itself is far more complicated than that. Astonishing maturity is evident in Anne-Sophies script! But the real surprise is the perfect pacing of this sui generis film, and the flawless and seemless performance by a wonderful cast. Anne-Sophie Dutoits performance as Cassandra is richly layered. So easy to place oneself in Cassandras shoes because we have all suffered wounds in our youth.

The mark of great movies is whether or not the character arcs ring true. Faded Memories does not hit a false note. The love story inspires, even as chaos engulfs Lucas and Cassandra--each surrounded by untenable problems at home--Cassandras off kilter aunt, Lucas dying father and financially desperate mother. A refreshing and unexpected lagniappe comes the viewers way courtesy of the lavish cinematography. Faded Memories is more than just a noteworthy debut film, it is an instant classic. Years from now, movie fans will look back on Faded Memories the way we remember Lords of Flatbush. A film that spawns a passel of stars--Anne-Sophie Dutoit, Brock Vincent Kelly, Ely Pouget and more." (V.
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By M. Boucher on September 25, 2009
Format: DVD
Much has been said about Anne-Sophie Dutoit, the teen director, who was only 16 when she wrote, directed and starred in this movie. What impresses most is the strong vision this very young director brings to this family drama that gradually involves you more and more into the life of the protagonist, Cassandra, and her lover, Lucas as their life is shattered by family feud and events.

If I may venture to find a comparison -- I would say that this movie is a cross between Girl, Interrupted and The Notebook with a Memento twist, albeit on a lower independent film budget, and it's easy to understand how teen girls will relate to the storyline that was conceived and written by someone their age. I suspect that the Twilight crowd may find something to love in this storyline too.

I think that a lot of adults will enjoy this movie too as it reveals the awkwardness and unease of one's first love story through some very nice cinematography, sharp editing, sweeping music and a strong cast that is sure to move and touch one's heart in unexpected ways. As seen from the eyes of young writer-director wunderkind, this movie is a unique and unexpected experience that I highly recommend.
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By Creceda J. Lemaire on September 23, 2009
Format: DVD
A friend in Canada recommended this film to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a pretty unique movie that doesn't follow any set Hollywood formula and it delivers plenty of drama. I loved the relationship between Cassandra and Lucas and how they're torn between their families in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet. But I just can't pin down what makes this movie work because it's unlike any other love story I have seen before. I had read about the director, Anne-Sophie Dutoit, in an L.A. Times article and have been waiting to watch her work ever since. She will acquire more maturity and poise as a filmmaker as she grows older, but this first film is very impressive indeed.
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By Diana Hart on October 2, 2009
Format: DVD
So here is the review:
An inspiring movie from a very young filmmaker. This story grows on you as it's hard to figure out what's going on initially, but everything begins to pay off and the love story really moved me. I find it quite amazing that such a young girl managed to direct and star in this movie, but surprisingly, I soon forgot about who made it as I gradually got more involved in the story and the main character's plight. Everything moves forward pretty briskly initially, and while some of the acting is sometimes a little uneven, the third act was a real tear jerker. Highly recommended.
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