Just Film 2021

The Fam

Local title
Perekond
Title in Russian
Семья
Original title
La Mif
Director
Fred Baillif
Country
Switzerland
Year
2021
Festival
21st Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
Children's Rights Programme
Genre
drama
Subject
Society, interpersonal relationships, orphanage

Seven girls live under the same roof but haven’t chosen each other, just like a family. Emerging from difficult backgrounds, here in the safe house, the girls find a new community, in a way they’d never experienced before. They are sharing joy and pain, passionately rebel against the shortcomings of their surrounding – the young women’s temperaments are different, their lust for life large, their place in society too precarious for things to be all peace, love and harmony. Home director Lora is always there for them when­­­­­ they need her. Or is it the other way around? La Mif was created in close collaboration with the young actresses, who were involved in developing their characters. Each individual fate is a shard and together they form an iridescent kaleidoscope capable of upending hierarchies. The film sensitively reveals the imperfection of the youth protection system, as well as the fragility of social structures and tenderly questions, what it might actually mean to be part of a family.

Director
Fred Baillif
Screenwriter
Fred Baillif
Cast
Claudia Grob, Anaïs Uldry, Kassia Da Costa
Producer
Fred Baillif, Véronique Vergari, Agnès Boutruche
DoP
Joseph Areddy
Editor
Fred Baillif
Sound
David Puntener, Bruce Wuilloud, Alan Mantilleri, Samuel Levy
Production
Freshprod
Distributor
Latido Films
World sales
Latido Films
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
Russian, Estonian
Director
Fred Baillif

Fred Baillif on Šveitsist pärit iseõppinud filmirežissöör ja produtsent. Ta lõpetas 2000. aastal Genfi ühiskonnauuringute instituudi. Esiti spetsialiseerus ta alates 2002. aastast dokumentaalfilmidele, kuid 2015. aastal lavastas ta oma esimese mängufilmi pealkirjaga "Punane vaip" ("Tapis rouge"). Sealt edasi lavastas ta oma teise mängufilmi pealkirjaga "Jumala olemasolu teaduslik tõestus" ("La preuve scientifique de l'existence de Dieu", 2019). Kolm mängufilmi on tal veel arendamisel, nagu "I wanted to be White like Jesus", "Les Mots de ma Mère" ("Minu ema sõnad") ja "La Montre de Chine" ("Hiina käekell"). "Hiina käekell" on rahvusvahelise kaaluga film, millega ta astub oma karjääris sammu edasi. 2010. aastal asutas ta oma produktsiooniseltsi nimega Freshprod ja 2015. aastal ühingu, millele ta pani nimeks Studio99.

La vie en deux (2009, doc), Believers: Who's Back? (2011, doc), Tant qu'il pleut en Amérique (2013, doc) Tapis rouge (2014), La preuve scientifique de l'existence de Dieu (The Scientific Proof of the Existence of God, 2019)

Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening041302 / Perekond
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening051203 / Perekond
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening161304 / Perekond
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening171203 / Perekond
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningPerekond
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
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