Sun, 10 Mar|
OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN (French) (Les Enfants Des Autres) "One of the years very best film." Variety
Virginie Efira (Paris Memories) is once again luminous as Rachel, who after starting a relationship with Ali also becomes attached to his daughter Leila. What seems like an everyday story is elevated to another level by the talents of the Director and all on screen. "Absorbing." The Aus
Time & Location
10 Mar 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
About the Event
Other People's Children film trailer HERE
Featuring another career-best performance by the hugely talented Virginie Efira, award-winning writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski’s treacle free, moving new romantic drama follows a woman whose outlook on life is upended when she starts a passionate relationship with a single father-of-one.
40-year-old Parisian high school teacher Rachel (a radiant Efira) loves her life: she’s inspired by her work and is close to her friends, sister and widowed father. When she meets a man in her community guitar class - the charming and recently-separated Ali Rachel commences not only a relationship with him, but also his four-year-old daughter, Leila.
Gradually, Rachel allows herself to be drawn into their world, helping Ali by collecting Leila after school and looking after her on the nights she stays with them; the three start to share holidays together. But there can be no denying Leila already has a mother (Chiara Mastroianni), and Rachel’s yearning for a family of her own is only growing stronger.
Though stories of parenthood and conception are familiar in everyday life, they have rarely been so thoughtfully depicted on screen. Revolving around questions of belonging, connection and emotional risk, OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN depicts not only one woman’s search for fulfillment, it also gets to the heart of what constitutes a rewarding and meaningful life.
"One of the year’s very best films, Zlotowski’s sweetly sensitive exploration of a relationship taking place on the verge of middle age really is a must-see." The Guardian
"Emotionally rich - you won't want to look away. Succeeds largely on the intimacy between actors and camera and the spirited way that Zlotowski mounts each scene. The realism is unforced. It helps that Efira is spectacularly warm on screen. She gives us bucketloads of joy. Paul Byrnes SMH
"A lovely movie. Subtle and surprisingly deeply felt. “Other People’s Children” is romantic — tender, sexy, very French — but even as Rachel’s relationship with Ali deepens, growing more committed and consequently richer and trickier, you never lose sight of the sweep of her life." The New York Times
"Superb. Bittersweet and beautifully observed. A wise, humane story of second-degree parenting, negotiated with warm intelligence and compassion." Guy Lodge Variety Magazine
"Poignant and appealing. An everyday story that unfolds with deceptive simplicity, delving into the lives and the problems of recognisably real characters with delicacy and nuance. Handled with dexterity and empathy, this is more sympathetic and more absorbing than most other contemporary French films." David Stratton The Australian.
WINNER - 2023 LUMIÉRE AWARDS - Best Actress
2022 PRIX LOUIS-DELLUC - Nominee (Best French Film of the Year) OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2022 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (In Competition) OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2022 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Special Presentation) OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2023 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Spotlight)
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Other People's ChildrenPrice$19.00
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