Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s first film is a relentless antidote against any Paris cliché á la Amélie Poulain. With an asphyxiating use of scope and sharp editing, the story of little Mimi and her anguished days in her uncle’s apartment is a horror story (ogre included) that anticipates the ruthless Stations of the Cross the European welfare society was already going through; a shipwreck that would overflow any cosmetic portrayal by the turn of the century. FG
D, G, E: Lucile Hadzihalilovic F: Dominique Colin, Gaspar Noé DA: William Abello S: Benjamin Lecuyer M: Loic Da Silva, Philippe Mallier, John Milko, François Roy I: Sandra Sammartino, Denise Aron-Schropfer, Michel Trillot, Delphine Allange, Jacques Gallo
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She was born in Lyon, France in 1961. She studied film at the Institute of Film Studies in Paris and worked as an editor of feature films and documentaries. She became the first woman to win the annual award Bronze Horse for best film for his film Innocence (2004) at the International Film Festival Stockholm. Previously she directed La bouche de Je...