Born out of a nursery rhyme composed almost by chance, C'est la vie is the first short film by director Simone Rovellini, and it aims at taking up a challenge: using as many French words as possible to describe the bizarre habits of a girl named Henriette.
The production was carried out discontinuously by a group of young and passionate individuals, and took almost two years of weekend filming, in nearly 30 different locations.
The final result is a rush into French clichés.
It's a pleasant divertissement.
A thorough dossier on the life of a young maitresse.
An ensemble film, with a lot of suspense.