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A Feature film by Jacques Doillon

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 25/09/1996


    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.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-production :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    "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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

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