(France, 2005, 98 minutes)

A young woman struggles to earn enough money to eventually gain custody of the teenage son she disavowed years earlier. Stark character study carried by a strong lead performance, whose laconic nature and simple, unfussy handling will not be to everyone’s taste.

A Gemini Films release. Paulo Branco presents, with the participation of Centre National de la Cinématographie and Canal Plus, a Gemini Films/Les Films de la Grande Ourse production, with the support of Région Rhône-Alpes Cinéma. Starring Marie Raynal, Lyes Salem, Adrien Ruiz. Directed by José Alcala; produced by Paulo Branco; written by José Alcala, with the collaboration of Agnès de Sacy; adaptation and dialogues, José Alcala, Olivier Gorce; music by Jean-Pierre Ronda; director of photography, Pascal Poucet; production designer, Brigitte Bressant; costume designer, Valérie Cabeli; film editor, Marie-Hélène Mora.


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