Fri, May 23, 2003 - Page 20 News List

Rural idyll is no bed of roses

An essentially light-weight feel-good film, `The Girl from Paris' manages to convey a high degree of honesty both in its depictions of its characters and of the nature of rural life

By Ian Bartholomew  /  STAFF REPORTER

While the balance between the conventions of romance and realism sometimes get a little out of kilter, this debut film is a craftsman-like work of storytelling that manages to touch on serious issues without losing its essential lightness.

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