Best performance by a child?

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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby ygie » Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:21 pm

ANNA PAQUIN "The Piano"
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby ygie » Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:25 pm

Nadya Mikhalkov "Burnt By The Sun"
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby gratefultiger » Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:27 pm

yes nadya was wonderful great choice!
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby admin-2 » Wed Oct 16, 2002 2:03 pm

In Order:

1/ THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (Victor Erice, Spain, 1973)
2/ FORBIDDEN GAMES (Rene Clement, France, 1952)
3/ THE INNOCENTS (Jack Clayton, England, 1961)
4/ THE OTHERS (Alejandro Amenabar, Spain, 2001)
5/ PONETTE (Jacques Doillon, France, 1997)
6/ LEOLO (Jaen-Claude Lauzon, Canada, 1992)
7/ I WAS BORN, BUT...(Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1932)
8/ THE QUIET ROOM (Rolf De Heer, Australia, 1997)
9/ SMALL CHANGE (Francois Truffaut, France, 1976)
10/ 400 BLOWS (Francois Truffaut, France, 1959)
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby admin-2 » Wed Oct 16, 2002 2:10 pm

Sorry...I forgot...

I'll have to bump #10 for the film I'm always pushing...

#10 NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS (Taviani Brothers, Italy, 1982)
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby jpaddock5 » Tue Nov 05, 2002 5:11 pm

Glad to see Ana Torrent's getting some praise around here for her performance in Erice's Spirit of the Beehive - a beautiful little film... Still, I would point attention to Carlos Saura's Cria! (1975), citing Torrent's amazing role as a young girl dealing with the death of her father. Less visually haunting than Beehive, but she gives a gorgeously nuanced performance thanks to Saura's well-staged Francoist metaphors. worth searching around for, though video copies seem scarce. JP
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby Gaz » Tue Nov 05, 2002 6:34 pm

Off the top of my head and in no particular order:
1. Bjorn Andresen (Death in Venice)
2. Jean-Pierre Leaud (Les 400 Coups)
3/4. Gaspard Manesse/Raphael Fejto (Au Revoir Les Enfants)
5. Benoit Ferreux (Le Souffle Au Coeur)
6. Pierre Blaise (Lacombe Lucien)
7/8. Bertil Guve/Pernilla Alwin (Fanny och Alexander)
9. Wojciech Klata (Dekalog 1)
10. Kolya Burlaev (Ivan's Childhood)
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby patsfan86 » Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:34 pm

Have yet to see many of the performances mentioned previously but would definitely agree with the performances put forth in the Bicycle Thief and 400 Blows. I would also give kudos to the job the star of Come and See did; great movie. I am looking forward to seeing Kolya Burlaev's My Name is Ivan when it arrives in the mail in a few days as I have always heard what a great one it is. But I have to concede that my all time favorite performance by a child actor has to be Brandon De Wilde in Shane. The little guy never fails to bring tears to my eyes at the end of that film, and I don't care what anyone says, he deserved that Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby katsuben » Fri Nov 15, 2002 2:31 pm

Julia Stiles in Wicked (hotdamn). And because I love cutsie coming of age stories, Mischa Barton in Lawn Dogs ("Diddy-dum"). I don't think anyone mentioned the girl and boy in Tarkosvky's short film Steamroller and the Violin -- especially the little bit of business with the apple outside the music class. The ingenue in The Major and the Minor (Diana Lynn). Yang-yang or Ting-Ting in Yi-Yi (Jonathan Chang, Kelly Lee). The Armenian boy in Eternity and a Day. Klaus Kinski's early roles. And I have to be a fool and say Natalie Portman in Leon. However, in short: Ivan's Childhood.
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Re: Best performance by a child?

Postby aviv71 » Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:52 pm

You can now add Maxime Foerste to the list. She was great in Mostly Martha.
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