Director: Vanessa Filho
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Ayline Aksoy Etax, Alban Lenoir
8-year-old Elli and her mother Marlène live in a small city near the French Riviera, leading a bizarre life to alleviate boredom and hide from social workers. When Marlène gives into yet another night of excesses, she decides to abandon Elli for a man she barely knows. The girl will need to face her mother’s demons if she wants her back.
Presented at the Un Certain Regard category at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, this debut film by French female director Vanessa Filho is yet another display of Oscar®-winner Marion Cotillard’s skills and an extraordinary new-comer Ayline Aksoy Etax, first time on screen.