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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Little Girl Blue

Mona Achache

France, Belgium

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Director's Biography

A self-taught filmmaker, Mona Achache worked as an assistant director and then as a script supervisor on fiction and documentary films. After making two short films and a documentary, in 2009 she made her feature-length directorial debut with The Hedgehog, a film loosely based on Muriel Barbery's novel Elegance of the Hedgehog. The film was released in France and more than thirty other countries. Her second feature, Les Gazelles, was released in 2013. Achache has directed around twenty television films, documentaries, and episodes of series for TF1, France 2, Arte, and Netflix. Her latest film, Little Girl Blue, starring Marion Cotillard, is inspired by the life and writings of her mother, Carole Achache, and was presented as a Special Screening at the Festival de Cannes in 2023.

Screenings :
Fri 1 / 15:00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs
Fri 1 / 15:00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

After her mother’s death, Mona Achache discovers thousands of photos, letters, and recordings — but these buried secrets make her late mother even more of an enigma. Through the power of filmmaking and the beauty of incarnation, Achache brings her mother back to life in order to retrace her journey and find out who she really was.

Director Mona Achache

Producer Laetitia Gonzalez, Yaël Fogiel, Benoit Roland

Screenwriter Mona Achache

Cinematographer Noé Bach

Editor Valérie Loiseleux

Son Olivier Ronval

Musique Valentin Couineau

Colour Colour

Marion Cotillard

Production Company Les Films du Poisson, Wrong Men, France 2 Cinema, RTBF

International Sales Company Charades


France, Belgium