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Half of the Sky

Half of the Sky

A Feature film by Alain Mazars

Produced by F Comme Film

Release in France : 28/02/2001

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

F Comme Film

Film exports/foreign sales :

Océan Films Distribution

Co-productions :

A.C.C., France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :

Océan Films Distribution

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Anne, a young divorcee and mother of a 10-year-old daughter, heads for China to adopt a baby. She’s convinced, true Westerner that she is, that this is all for the wellbeing and happiness of the Chinese baby, her daughter and herself. Doubts, anxieties and worries are quick to arise, however, when she’s faced with unexpected discoveries about the Chinese encountered during the trip, as well her own behavior and that of her daughter. What’s more, China in the year 2000 is not at all the country that she had come to know through her childhood friend, a Chinese girl named Ling. It’s a whole new world: unknown, upsetting, exasperating, and difficult to understand, where, after a frame-up, Anne finds herself an outlaw. It’s a new woman who will return, with her two children, from this journey of initiation.

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Jean-Louis Livi

Directors of Photography :

Thomas Mauch, Pierre Dupouey

Press Attaché (film) :

Matilde Incerti

Assistant editors :

Karine Olivier, Béatrice Clérico

Sales agent :

Perrine Tézé

Screenwriters :

Caroline Silhol, Alain Mazars

Sound recordists :

Jean-Claude Brisson, Gérard Rousseau

Editor :

Rodolfo Wedeles

Music Composer :

Olivier Hutman

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 34 min

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Dolby SR

Posters (1)


Festival Selections

TIFF - 2000

TIFF (Canada, 2000)


Contemporary World Cinema


TIFF - 2000

TIFF (Canada, 2000)


Director : Alain Mazars