La Mif. Switzerland 2021. Director: Fred Baillif. Screenplay: Fred Baillif. 110 Min. Fiction. Language: French. Subtitles: English. OV w/Eng. sub. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15.
A residential care home in Geneva is a family replacement for the girls living there – but also the setting of explosive conflicts. The film tells its protagonist’s stories episodically. Being so close to the adolescents you cannot shake of the impression of watching a documentary. But it is fiction: THE FAM was developed over two years in close collaboration with the ensemble, reinforcing the authentic impact of this harsh but also empathetic film. In differing perspectives THE FAM depicts the young women’s situation and reflects the weaknesses of society’s fragile social and political structures, which are supposed to catch these kids. The film strikes at the heart.
SU, 3.10. | 6 p.m. | DFF Cinema
2021 LA MIF I 2019 LA PREUVE SCIENTIFIQUE DE L’EXISTENCE DE DIEUL | 2015 TAPIS ROUGE
Swiss Director Fred Baillif moved to New Yoork after graduating in Social Studies. There he got his first experiences in film production. On many award-winning documentaries followed his first feature film TAPIS ROUGE, which was awarded with the Best Feature Film Award at the Geneva International Film Festival.