Bureaux de Dieu (Les)
Djamila wants to start taking the Pill because things with her boyfriend are getting serious. Zoe’s mother gives her condoms but calls her a whore. Nedjma hides her pills outside, because her mother searches her bag. Helen thinks she’s too fertile. Clemence is afraid. Adeline wants to keep it, Margot too. Maria Angela wants to find out who got her pregnant. Ana Marie has chosen love and liberty. Anne, Denise, Marta, Yasmine, Milena are counselors who receive and listen to all these women wonder how sexual freedom is possible. Here, everyone laughs and cries and is overwhelmed. They dance, smoke on the balcony. They come incognito to recount their story, be it ordinary or incredible.
Born in London. She came to the cinema as an editor and at the same time made shorts independently. She discovered direct cinema technique at the Ateliers Varan and directed several prize-winning documentary films. in 1997, she presented her first feature film, Sinon, oui, at the Directors Fortnight. After some theater work, she returned to documentaries with 800 km de différence – romance et Mimi (Berlin Film Festival, 2003), which both enjoyed theatrical release. Her second fiction feature, Ça brûle, was shown in the Fortnight in 2006.
Marceline Loridan Ivens
Claire Simon, Natalia Rodriguez, Nadège Trébal
Philippe Van Leeuw, Claire Simon
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