Vera Belmont’s 1986 Berlin festival Silver Bear winner touches on a favorite confessional theme of the apolitical 80s: the disillusion of 50s communist-raised children with the Stalinist politics of their elders. The film is set in a Jewish communist enclave in postwar Paris, where a teenage girl (Charlotte Valandrey) finds her emerging taste for emotional and intellectual adventure conflicting with the straitened ideology of her upbringing. Belmont brings an earnest sincerity to her semiautobiographical remembrances, but sincerity isn’t the same as freshness, and dressing these standard coming-of-age experiences (family rebellion, sexual experiment, chafing at the bit of social conformity, etc) in shades of radical red doesn’t make them seem any less familiar. A few early mise-en-scene flourishes, but mostly it’s drab, respectable filmmaking, with Belmont’s ideological discomforts playing an all too comfortable 80s tune. With Lambert Wilson, Marthe Keller, Gunter Lamprecht, and Laurent Terzieff.