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Set Me Free

A Feature film by Léa Pool

Produced by Haut et Court, Catpics Coproductions, Cité-Amérique

Release in France : 28/07/1999

    Synopsis

    Hanna is thirteen years old in 1963, a year when everything will fall into place, when anything seems possible. Her father is a stateless Jewish poet – tormented and anonymous – her mother a weary, fragile Catholic mother. Her older brother is affectionate and understanding, her best friend is sweet, and her teacher bears an unsettling resemblance to Nana (the Anna Karina character in "My Life to Live"). This is the world in which Hanna must blossom, seek her identity, try to become an independent young woman responsible for her own life.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Haut et Court, Catpics Coproductions, Cité-Amérique

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Haut et Court

    Foreign production companies :

    Catpics Coproductions, Cité-Amérique

    French distribution :

    Haut et Court

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    About

    "I think my movies deal with what's difficult, missing, unsettled. There's no point in making films about uncomplicated matters. The feminine presence in my films is always personified by the mother. A father may be there, but he always plays a relatively secondary role. Basically, he doesn't add anything special on a creative level. My mother's very absence has become the almost inexhaustible theme of my work."

    Léa Pool – Director

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    Carole Scotta, Lorraine Richard, Alfi Sinniger

    Director of photography :

    Jeanne Lapoirie

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Vanessa Jerrom, Marie-Laurence Petiteau

    Production Designer :

    Serge Bureau

    Screenwriter :

    Léa Pool

    Sound recordists :

    Christian Monheim, François Musy

    Editor :

    Michel Arcand

    Costume designer :

    Michèle Hamel

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    28/07/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.415

    Visa issue date :

    16/07/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (7)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2000

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2000)

    Selection

    Women's Stories

    Sydney French Film Festival - 2000

    Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)

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    Melbourne French Film Festival - 2000

    Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)

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    Berlin International Film Festival - 1999

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)

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