15 NOV - 5 DEC 2021




Four-year-old Ponette is coming to terms with the death of mother. Distraught by her absence, she keeps calling to her, searching for her, waiting for her to return. Forced to find her own way of coping, she embarks on an emotional journey that adults will struggle to understand. Directed by Jacques Doillon, Victorie Thivisol delivers a striking performance that won her the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. Carla Simón was deeply struck by how the director managed to coax such a heartfelt performance from such a young actress.


Writer and screenwriter Jacques Doillon (Paris, 1944) has a knack of discovering actresses at a very tender age, such as Sandrine Bonnaire, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Juliette Binoche. His more than thirty features—including La Drôlesse (1979), Le Jeune Werther (1993) and Rodin (2017)—have won accolades at Cannes, Venice and Berlin, among others.

Screening presented by Joves Programadors Moving Cinema in conversation with Carla Simón.