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La Mif 15 rating

A gripping drama about a group of teenage girls living in residential care, and a powerful examination of the impacts of abuse.

Drama 2021 110 mins

Director: Fred Baillif

Overview

Writer and director Fred Baillif adopts a bold approach to storytelling conveying the state of being for seven teenage girls living in residential care in Geneva. A former social worker himself, Baillif worked with a non-professional cast made up of people with direct experience of social care, an approach that garnered raw but persuasive performances crackling with authenticity. Each is woven into chapters, with events repeated from each character’s perspective, incrementally revealing layers of insight and nuance. The result is a powerful and emotional examination of the impacts of abuse, coming of age, and the morals and ethics of social care.