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by Arnaud Des Pallières


Four moments in the lives of four female characters. Sandra’s youth as she moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. Karine’s teenage years, an endless succession of runaways, men and mishaps, because anything is better than her desolate family home. The childhood of a little girl called Kiki, captured as a game of hide and seek turns to tragedy. And finally the grown-up life of Renée, a woman who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, we come to understand that these four characters are actually different sides of the same woman.

international title: Orphan
original title: Orpheline
country: France
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Arnaud Des Pallières
film run: 111'
release date: FR 5/04/2017
screenplay: Arnaud Des Pallières, Christelle Berthevas
cast: Adèle Haenel, Jalil Lespert, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Gemma Arterton, Karim Leklou, Olivier Loustau
cinematography by: Yves Cape
film editing: Arnaud Des Pallières, Guillaume Lauras, Emilie Orsini
art director: Guillaume Deviercy
producer: Michel Klein, Serge Lalou
co-producer: Rémi Burah
production: Les Films Hatari, Les Films d'Ici, ARTE France Cinéma, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
distributor: Le Pacte


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2016 
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016 
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2016 

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