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by Jean-Claude Janer


Cathy is 14 years old. She is fat and unattractive, but has a bright gleam in her eye. She has a wild imagination, almost too wild. She dreams up all kinds of imaginary characters: an orbiting satellite that helps her with her homework, and a certain Catherine, a gorgeous woman straight out of a glossy magazine, who owns a chain of trendy fitness clubs. Then there is Sister Welsh, who lives in 19th century Plymouth, England. Sister Welsh is a romantic, in love with Captain Grant, a man sailing the high seas. All these characters are interwoven in Cathy's head, where reality and fantasy become one.

international title: Sister Welsh’s Nights
original title: Les Nuits de Sister Welsh
country: France, United Kingdom
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean-Claude Janer
film run: 80'
release date: FR 27/10/2010
screenplay: Jean-Claude Janer, Hélène Angel, Agnès De Sacy
cast: Anne Brochet, Louise Blachère, Bernard Blancan, Davia Martelli, Laurent Delbecque, Lily Bloom
cinematography by: Fabien Lamotte
film editing: Franck Nakache
producer: Arturo Mio, Caroline Roussel, Stéphanie Roussel
production: Arturo Mio, Maïa Cinéma
backing: Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC)
distributor: Albany Films distribution

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Berlinale 2010 Generation 14plus

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