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Water Lilies (also know as Naissance des pieuvres) full movie is released on Aug 15, 2007. Watch Water Lilies online - the French Drama movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $628,258. Water Lilies is directed by Céline Sciamma and created by Céline Sciamma with Pauline Acquart and Louise Blachère. Water Lilies is available online on Criterion Channel and Kino Now.

Three girls, each about 15, deal with puberty, the onset of sexual attraction, and, for two, the pressure of virginity. Marie, who's slight and diffident, quiet and nearly expressionless, is friends with Anne, who's a bit chunky and impulsive and has decided that François will be her first love. Watching synchronized swimming, Marie is suddenly attracted to the team captain Floriane--beautiful, aloof, tall, and rumored to be a slut. François pursues her and Marie begins to hang around her; they trade favors, and an odd friendship forms. Each experiences her own first, and Marie must sort out attraction and friendship.

As know as:

Naissance des pieuvres, Water Lilies, Vízi liliomok, Vandens lelijos, Les pieuvres

Release Date (Streaming):

Sep 16, 2008





Production Companies:

Balthazar Productions, Lilies Films, Canal+

Gross worldwide:



Drew Gregory
The greatest strength of Sciamma's film is that Sciamma herself is the point of view - not Marie.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 26, 2021
Alyx Vesey
Bitch Media
The film lacks much insight into the characters' subjectivities.... [But] I think the relationships developed and intimacies shared in [Water Lilies is] moving and deeply felt.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 11, 2021
Deborah Ross
The Spectator
This is a brave film, and admirable for that. It's brave because it's sparse and stripped to the bone; because it's about teenage girls but it doesn't hide behind cell phones and make-up and fashion and annoying parents who just don't understand.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 23, 2018

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