Le petit poucet (Hop-O?-My-Thumb)

de Marina de Van


Hop-O’-My-Thumb and his four brothers are abandoned in the woods by their parents, who can no longer take care of them. Scared, they go deeper into the woods and wind up at a large house. The woman who owns it warns them: it’s better to get lost in the woods than entering this place, because an ogre who could devour them also lives there. Marina de Van was very sure about it: when she saw the possibility to adapt “Hop-O’-My-Thumb”, she knew that what she wanted was to dig deeply into the terror in Perrault’s story. An extreme filmmaker (Dans ma peau is an auteur horror milestone, from the à la French new flesh), her approach to this classic tale is bursting with epic poetry and violence.


Marina de Van

France, 1971. Studied at La Fémis. Actress and screenwriter, she worked, among others, with François Ozon. Her first feature length film was Dans ma peau (02). Ne te retourne pas (Sitges’09) confirmed her as one of the most important names from the new flesh “à la French”.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: French