Director: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer

103 mins, 2018, France, Digital, Subtitled

Ticket deal: 5 films for €45 / 10 films for €80 available from the Box Office or on 01 679 3477.

The screening on Thursday 22nd will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Andréa Bescond and
Eric Métayer, hosted by director and producer Anna Rodgers. 

An adaptation of her award-winning, autobiographical one-woman play, this powerful film explores the enduring legacy of childhood sexual abuse. Odette (played engagingly and nuanced by Bescond) is a professional dancer who masks her undisclosed pain in a haze of drugs and alcohol; one day she impulsively relates her story to a therapist (Carole Franck), who becomes her hesitant confidant over the next few years. Employing a conceit whereby Odette interacts with memories of herself as a child, Bescond and Métayer’s film is an imaginatively conceived exploration of childhood trauma.

Directors Note: Dancer Andréa Bescond co-directs and stars in this autobiographical, briskly paced work of furious vitality with bold bursts of humour.

Notes by David O’Mahony

Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard 2018

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th

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