by Karin Albou
WITH : Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein, Bruno Todeschini and Hedi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre
Production : 2005 – 94’ – In coproduction with Film par Film
French distribution : Ocean Films
International sales : Pyramide International
Cannes Festival 2005 “International Critics’ Week” : SACD Screenplay Award
Prix Michel dʼOrnano, Festival de Deauville
Best New Director-Producer Trophy Award by le Film Français
Best First French Film Award from the French Critics’ Union
Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, Young Talent Trophies for Karin Albou and Fanny Valette
Fanny Valette “Best Female Newcomer 2005”
Etoiles d’Or de la Presse, Fanny Valette “Most Promising Female Newcomer”
Foreign Press Lumières
Nominations as Best First Film and Most Promising Female Newcomer at the 2006 Césars
The Paris suburbs, a neighbourhood of Sarcelles known as “Little Jerusalem” because a large number of Tunisian Jews have settled there.
Laura is 18. She is torn between her religious upbringing and her studies in philosophy, a subject that fascinates her and offers her a different view of the world. While her sister Mathilde tries to breathe new life into her marriage, Laura experiences the first stirrings of love.
This confrontation with desire will upset all their certainties.