This film is F-rated.
Lullaby centres around Myriam (Leïla Bekhti), a lawyer and mother of two young children, who decides to return to work despite her husband’s (Antoine Reinartz) reservations. After an extensive search, the couple find the perfect nanny, Louise (Karin Viard), who quickly wins the children’s affection, occupying a key place in the family home. Gradually they fall into the trap of mutual dependence, but Louise soon displays increasingly odd behaviour and the harmony is brutally shattered, eventually leading to tragedy. MPR
Director’s note: Directed by Lucie Borleteau (Fidelio: Alice’s Journey) this adaptation of Leila Slimani’s novel Chanson Douce, a worldwide bestseller and winner of France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt (2016).
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.