Official Selection


 Rebecca Zlotowski | France | 2022 | 104 min.
O.V. in French subtitled in English and Spanish

Rachel (a superb Virginie Effira) is a teacher, she is 40 years old and smiles at the corners because she has met Ali, a car designer, and she has fallen in love. He has a four-year-old daughter, Leila, with whom she strikes up a loving relationship, but two ghosts lurk: Rachel's biological clock relentlessly ticking down to have her own children, and the fact that Leila already has a mother of her own. Mother-not-mother, Rachel treads a swampy terrain where love can no longer hold everything, in a deeply moving film by Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central) with appearances by Chiara Mastroianni and Frederick Wiseman.

Direction: Rebecca Zlotowski
Script: Rebecca Zlotowski
Head of editing: Géraldine Mangenot
Cinematography: George Lechaptois
Sound: Cédric Deloche
Music: Original ROB
CastVirginie Efira, Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni, Callie Ferreira-Goncalves, Yamée Couture, Henri-Noël Tabary, Victor Lefebvre, Sébastien Pouderoux De La Comédie Française, Michel Zlotowski, Mireille Perrier, Frederick Wiseman, Antonia Buresi, Marlène Saldana, Anne Berest, Marwen Okbi
Production: Les Films Velvet

Rebecca Zlotowski is a French screenwriter and director who was born in Paris in 1980. Having studied at the École Normale Supérieure and La Fémis, she graduated in Modern Literature. Zlotowski has directed Belle Épine (present at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, recipient of the Louis-Delluc Award for Best Film Debut and the French Critics Union Award), Grand Central (part of Cannes’ Official Selection, attending the SEFF ‘13), Planetarium with Natalie Portman, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, and An Easy Girl (winner of the SACD Award at La Semaine de la Critique of Cannes). Los salvajes, the limited TV series adapted from Sabri Louatah’s novel and broadcast on Canal Plus, won the Best Series Award from the French Critics Union. Currently, she lives and works in Paris. Other People’s Children is her fifth feature film, nominated to the Golden Lion in Venice.