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Questioning gender roles
Brigitte Rollet

role of a female extraterrestrial (Mila), widow and mother of five, sent to Earth to see what is going on. What could have been an interesting element (namely that she is half extraterrestrial and half earthwoman) is soon forgotten. The opening sequence which recalls Zefirelli’s Jésus de Nazareth (1976), and which is anyway highly biblical, gives the tone. Not that we are entering the realm of religious dogma, but more that we are in the sphere of the sacred. What is sacred here is the earth which gives and produces, a wonderful

in Coline Serreau