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TWIGGY

by Emmanuelle Millet

synopsis

Working as an intern in a posh art gallery, Sarah unexpectedly collapses one day while hanging some paintings, and is taken to hospital for tests. To her shock, she learns that she’s six months pregnant. Showing no visible signs, Sarah at first refuses to accept the diagnosis. An abortion is her initial solution; when that’s ruled out due to the lateness of her term, she decides to give the child up for adoption as soon as it’s born. A downward spiral is set in motion. Laidoff from her gallery job, too proud to tell her mother (who lives in another city), and ultimately finding herself homeless, Sarah reluctantly checks in to the local family clinic, which is full of other single young women in similar predicaments, though with one big difference: they all want their babies. Sarah’s tousled look and breezy avoidance tactics mask a sensitive woman who’s gradually forced to confront the reality of her impending maternity.

international title: Twiggy
original title: La Brindille
country: France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Emmanuelle Millet
film run: 82'
release date: FR 21/09/2011
screenplay: Emmanuelle Millet
cast: Christa Théret, Johan Libéreau, Maud Wyler, Anne Le Ny, Laure Duthilleul, Nina Meurisse, Cyril Gueï, Nicolas Marié, Myriam Bella, Emilie Chesnais
cinematography by: Antoine Héberlé
film editing: Sébastien de Sainte Croix
art director: Carine Levoyer
costumes designer: Rose Mariani
producer: Christine Gozlan, Catherine Bozorgan
production: Thelma Films, Manchester Films
distributor: Ad Vitam