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A Feature film by Jacques Doillon

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 25/09/1996

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Les Films Alain Sarde

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Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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Ponette is four years old when her mother dies in an accident. This absence is unbearable for her. She speaks to her mom, waits for her, looks for her, with certitude and ever growing pig-headedness. No one can convince her that she will not find her.


"Not to shortchange her desire... Ponette is a child who does not let up on her desire, who does not accept what others try to put over on her. She does battle with her entourage. She won't swallow any old nonsense for the sake of consolation. She gives herself the right to refuse, she behaves as if she were her own person. She resists. I like how she resists, with such stubborness. I like how she refuses what we think we're obliged to accept. Adult lives are filled with renunciation. When they're small, the children are really resilient. And as they grow they abandon that. If we each gave in a little more to our desire, we could do a lot. It was perhaps this adult cowardice which led me to film little Ponette meeting Victoire."

(Jacques Doillon)

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Alain Sarde

Director of photography :

Caroline Champetier

Press Attachés (film) :

Eva Simonet, Nathalie Gorgon

Production Designer :

Henri Berthon

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Screenwriter :

Jacques Doillon

Sound recordists :

Jean-Claude Laureux, Dominique Hennequin

Editor :

Jacqueline Lecompte

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

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Feature film

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Deuil, Childhood, Death

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100% French

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1 h 37 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (5)


Venice International Film Festival  - 1996

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1996)

Awards (4)

Sergio Trasatti Award

OCIC Award

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress : Victoire Thivisol

Fipresci Award

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