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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


    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.

    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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    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Louis Livi

    Directors of Photography :

    Thomas Mauch, Pierre Dupouey

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Matilde Incerti

    Assistant editors :

    Karine Olivier, Béatrice Clérico

    Screenwriters :

    Caroline Silhol, Alain Mazars

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Claude Brisson, Gérard Rousseau

    Editor :

    Rodolfo Wedeles

    Music Composer :

    Olivier Hutman

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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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