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18 Years  //  18 ans (Orig.)

DIR: Frédérique Pollet Rouyer
2009 / France / 22 min

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Morgane has just turned eighteen. She lives with her father and brother in a typical suburb of Paris. When she’s not in school, Morgane reads russian poetry, calls herself and idiot through endless pages on her blog, wanders through the streets of her painful childhood, regretting that things weren’t easier. She also cuts her arms.
Morgan is angry. She doesn’t accept that her mother is ill. She resents her for not being able to kick her drinking habit. She questions whether her mother actually ever loved her. When her mother calls on the telephone, she is accusatory and blames her for her absence. Morgane turns to her teddy bears and her brother for consolation.
But Morgane successfully passes her A levels. She wants to pull through.
Through the character of Morgane, this film depicts the moment in life when a young woman - caught between adulthood and being a child - charges forward in life, armed with self-protection and carrying her baggage. Simultaneously fragile and intense, everyone connects with this character and her stage in life – scarred by childhood but bravely facing the next chapter in life. It’s a sad and painful moment, but still filled with hope.

About

Director Frédérique Pollet Rouyer
Screenplay Frédérique Pollet Rouyer
Dir. of Photography
Editing Svetlana Vaynblat
Music
Sound Jean-François Maitre
Duration 22 min
Year 2009
Country France
Colour Colour
Tags family, observational, portrait, private, youth
Production Les films du balibari
Les films du balibari
Address:  33, rue Lamoricière
City:  44100 NANTES
Country:  France
Web:  www.balibari.com
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Phone:  +33(0)2 51 84 51 84

Distribution
Festivals
  • Lauréat 2009 Visions du ...
  • Lauréat 2009 Visions du Réel – Nyon
  • Selection Festival de Douarnenez 2009
  • Selection Corsica.doc
  • Selection Festival Elles tournent (Bruxelles)
  • RIDM – Montréal
  • Dei Popoli (Florence)
  • Selection True/False Film Fest (USA)
Awards

Special Jury Award at ...

Special Jury Award at the Education Film Festival (Evreux)



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