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by Eléonore Faucher


Claire, 17 year-old, steals cauliflowers from her parents in order to buy some textiles to embroider. She finds shelter and work at Mrs Melikian, a fashion embroiderer. Five-months pregnant, se decides to keep the baby and hides it from her parents under several pullovers. Day after day, her pregnancy is beginning to make her stomach swell. Stitch after stitch, the art of embroidery passes between the two women and they slowly create a master to apprentice, a mother to daughter relationship.

international title: A COMMON THREAD
original title: BRODEUSES
country: France, Belgium
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Eléonore Faucher
film run: 89'
release date: BE 09/10/2004, FR 13/11/2004, SE 29/10/2004, NL 17/02/2005, PO 06/05/2005, DE 19/05/2005, UK 20/05/2005, IT 27/05/2005, AT 16/09/2005, ES 13/01/2006
screenplay: Eléonore Faucher, Gaëlle Macé
cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jacky Berroyer, Lola Neymark, Thomas Laroppe, Marie Félix
cinematography by: Pierre Cottereau
film editing: Joële Van Effenterre
art director: Philippe van Herwijnen
costumes designer: Pascaline Suty
producer: Alain Benguigui, Bertrand Van Effenterre
production: Sombrero Productions, Mallia Films
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, BIM Distribuzione (IT), Paradiso (BE/NL), Delphi (DE), Soda Pictures (UK), Aquelarre (ES)
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