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Ma vie en rose

A Feature film by Alain Berliner

Produced by Haut et Court

Release in France : 28/05/1997

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Haut et Court

Foreign production companies :

Freeway Films, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française, WFE Production

French distribution :

Haut et Court

Co-productions :

Arte France Cinéma, TF1 Films Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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Ma Vie en Rose" is a film about being different. It's about a little boy, Ludovic, who thinks he's a little girl. What seems normal to him doesn't seem that way to other people. Some things are done and some are not, no matter how natural they may feel to us. It is also a film about a mother and father who don't know how to deal with the strength and tenacity of their child's belief. The parents react as best they can, but they are hurt by the disapproval that shows in their neighbours' faces. It's about a peaceful neighbourhood that discovers difference, the fear of strangeness, lack of understanding and rejection. It is about dreams, magic and hope. (Alain Berliner)


For my first film, I chose a first film. I liked the idea that it would be a double discovery for me: the adventure of a feature film and the encounter with a new director, a new world. The thing that won me over in Chris Vander Stappen's screenplay was the depiction of this childish, open and magical world where everything is possible. Then, I saw Alain Berliner's short film and found it remarkable for its audacity and poetry, the very qualities required to direct "Ma vie en rose". Production, just like distribution, requires both financial and aesthetic commitment. I felt it was important to invest myself in a subject that has been barely tackled by French cinema: the fundamental ambivalence in every human being. A producer's work is a task of presence and perseverance throughout the development of the project: thirteen drafts of the screenplay, a very long and complicated casting process. In the end, deciding to produce someone is a little like getting married...(Carole Scotta, producer of "Ma vie en rose")

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Carole Scotta

Director of Photography :

Yves Cape

Production Manager :

Daniel Delume

Production Designer :

Véronique Melery

Costume designer :

Karen Muller Serreau

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Lother

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Chris Vander Stappen, Alain Berliner

Sound Recordist :

Ludovic Hénault

Editor :

Sandrine Deegen

Music Composer :

Dominique Dalcan

Visual Effects :

Bruno Maillard

Technical details

Feature film

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Belgium, Great Britain, France

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Majority French (Belgium, Great Britain, France)

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1 h 28 min

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Festival Selections (10)

Kiev Molodist International Film Festival - 2010

Kiev Molodist International Film Festival (Ukraine, 2010)


20+20 Significant Film of Molodist

Punta Del Este - International Film Festival - 1998

Punta Del Este - International Film Festival (Uruguay, 1998)


Films selected

European Film Awards - 1997

European Film Awards (Germany, 1997)


Best European Film

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1997

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1997)


Out of Competition

Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)


Out of Competition

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1997

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1997)


Feature Films

Directors' Fortnight - 1997

Directors' Fortnight (France, 1997)


Official Competition


European Film Awards - 1997

European Film Awards (Germany, 1997)

Team (2)

Adaptation and/or dialogue writer : Chris Vander Stappen

Director : Alain Berliner