On a remote island inhabited exclusively by women and children, the youngsters are subjected to bizarre treatments. Nicolas, a ten-year-old boy, is the only one who wonders about the reasons for this situation and what the mothers do at night when they meet on the beach. Following her stunning and equally disturbing Innocence, Lucile Hadzihalilovic is back in the arena with another film that delves deep into the innermost fears and fantasies of childhood.


Lucile Hadzihalilovic

After working as an editor on Gaspar Noé's first films, she won the award for best new director at the San Sebastian Festival with Innocence (2004). This year she is receiving the  Meliès Career Award in Sitges.

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FRANCE / BELGIUM / SPAIN, 2015DirectorLucile HadzihalilovicProducersSylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Jérôme Vidal ScrenplayLucile Hadzihalilovic, Alanté Kavaïté, Geoff CoxCinematographyManu DacosseCastMax Brebant, Roxane Duran

Edition: 2015
Section: Noves Visions One Closing - out of competition
Original language: French