Family Films


Denis Imbert | Francia | 2021 | 83 min.
O.V. in Spanish

Eight-year-old Victoria has not uttered a word since her mother's death. Her father, Stéphane, takes her to live in the mountains in the hope that the situation will improve. The miracle happens when, during a walk in the forest, a shepherd gives her a puppy named Mystery. Vicky regains her happiness and speech, but everything gets complicated when Stéphane discovers that Mystery is not really a dog but a wolf. He will thus find himself in the conflict between two great dangers: the risks of living with what will become a wild animal, and those of Victoria's return to her mutism.

Direction: Denis Imbert
Script: Jeanne Fontaine-Sarda, Clémentine Oudot
Cinematography: Fabrizio Fontemaggi
Editing: Valérie Deseine-Soyer, Vincent Zuffranieri
Music: Armand Amar
Sound: Utku Insel, Damien Aubry
Cast: Vincent Elbaz, Shanna Keil, Marie Gillain, Éric Elmosnino, Tchéky Karyo
Production: Clément Miserez, Matthieu Warter, Fabrice Denizot
Production Company: GAUMONT

Denis Imbert

Originally from Limoges, French filmmaker Denis Imbert started out in the world of theatre as a member of La Compagnie du Désordre, created by Filip Forgeau, before turning to film, he says, because he was too introverted. With a long career as assistant director for filmmakers such as Michael Haneke (Code Unknown), Jean Becker (Conversations with My Gardener, My Afternoons with Margueritte) and Gérard Krawczyk (Taxi 3, Fanfan la Tulipe). Imbert is responsible for the Platane series (2011-2013) and has directed two feature films, Vicky (2015) and Mystère (2021). He is now wrapping up his new feature, Les chemins de pierre, starring Jean Dujardin.