♦ Other People’s Children ***
by Rebecca Zlotowski
French film, 1 h 44
Selected in competition at the Venice Film Festival, Rebecca Zlotowski’s film evokes these mothers-in-law who raise other people’s children without being mothers themselves. She paints a magnificent and radiant portrait of a woman to which Virginie Efira lends her freshness and simplicity.
» READ THE REVIEW. “The Children of Others”: the torments of motherhood
♦ My Father’s Secrets **
by Vera Belmont
Franco-Belgian animated film, 1 h 14 (from 10 years old)
Free adaptation of a comic strip on the silence of a Holocaust survivor, this animated film looks at the question of the transmission of a long hidden memory. Even if its staging and its animation remain a little too academic, the film carries a very strong emotional charge by confronting the carelessness of childhood with this hidden memory.
» READ THE REVIEW. “My Father’s Secrets”, the Holocaust and what is left unsaid
♦ A great race *
by Christian Carion
French film, 1 h 41
This story sewn with white thread, narrating the relationship between a taxi driver and an elderly lady on her way to a retirement home, is especially true for its two main actors, Line Renaud and Dany Boon. Together they embody the moving encounter of two generations.
» READ THE REVIEW. “A beautiful race”, the last crossing of Paris
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