The Fantastic Journey Of Margot and Marguerite
(L'aventure des Marguerite)

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Margot and Marguerite may both be the same age (12), both have fathers who are currently absent and both have a lengthy wishlist for what they want to happen in their lives – but that’s more or less where the similarities end. For one thing, one of them lives in 2020, and the other in 1942. But when they each discover a large clothes chest in their homes, they are both suddenly transported through space and time and into each other’s worlds. Finding out what a difference 70 years can make is going to be something of a wild ride for each of them – and just how exactly are they going to get everything back to how it should be?

"A funny intergenerational tale about finding your right place and really appreciating what (and who) is around you."

The concept of a time-travelling body swap story has been featured in many films for young people over the years, but this new version adds a whole lot of fresh elements to the mix! Modern teenage life fitting into a Second World War context was always going to be problematic, but 1940s attitudes to family life certainly add a spin to contemporary mealtimes. It makes for a funny intergenerational tale about finding your right place and really appreciating what (and who) is around you. Young actress Lila Gueneau really gets her teeth into the contrasting roles of Margot as well as Marguerite, and there are strong performances throughout from the supporting cast, including a number of whom turn up both then and now. With much fun to be had along the way, this is a charming and surprisingly heartfelt film about family.