Lise Bataille (newcomer Melissa Guers) was 16 when her best friend Flora Dufour was murdered. Accused of the crime, first put on remand for six months and then placed under house arrest with an electronic bracelet, Lise is now 18, and her trial is about to start. A brilliant cast includes Anaïs Demoustier (the director’s sister) as the prosecutor and Lise’s parents, Roschdy Zem and Chiara Mastroianni. Told from the point of view of the courtroom observers, the palpable strain on the parent-child bond is the very core of the film, as the trial changes their relationship forever.
Director’s Note: A gripping courtroom drama from director Stéphane Demoustier (40-Love, 2014 festival) takes a radical approach that leaves the audience hanging.
Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival – November 13th to 24th. Multi-film tickets available directly from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €50, 10 films for €90.
Please note that due to the Club status of this film, only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.