Films 2021

La Mif

Runtime:
112 min.
Year of Production:
2021
Country:
Switzerland
Director:
Cast:
Claudia Grob
Anaïs Uldry
Kassia Da Costa
Joyce Esther Ndayisenga
Charlie Areddy
Amélie Tonsi
Amandine Golay
Sara Tulu
Nadim Ahmed
Isabel De Abreu Cannavo
Production Company:
Freshprod
Berlinale Section:
Generation
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

“Who are you?” – “The queen of punks, in the land of pain in the ass.”

Seven girls live under the same roof but haven’t chosen each other, just like a family. Emerging from difficult backgrounds, here in the safe house, the girls find a new community, in a way they’d never experienced before. They are sharing joy and pain, passionately rebel against the shortcomings of their surrounding – the young women’s temperaments are different, their lust for life large, their place in society too precarious for things to be all peace, love and harmony. Home director Lora is always there for them when­­­­­ they need her. Or is it the other way around? La Mif was created in close collaboration with the young actresses, who were involved in developing their characters. Each individual fate is a shard and together they form an iridescent kaleidoscope capable of upending hierarchies. The film sensitively reveals the imperfection of the youth protection system, as well as the fragility of social structures and tenderly questions, what it might actually mean to be part of a family.                                 

BIOGRAFIE Fred Baillif

“Who are you?” – “The queen of punks, in the land of pain in the ass.”

Seven girls live under the same roof but haven’t chosen each other, just like a family. Emerging from difficult backgrounds, here in the safe house, the girls find a new community, in a way they’d never experienced before. They are sharing joy and pain, passionately rebel against the shortcomings of their surrounding – the young women’s temperaments are different, their lust for life large, their place in society too precarious for things to be all peace, love and harmony. Home director Lora is always there for them when­­­­­ they need her. Or is it the other way around? La Mif was created in close collaboration with the young actresses, who were involved in developing their characters. Each individual fate is a shard and together they form an iridescent kaleidoscope capable of upending hierarchies. The film sensitively reveals the imperfection of the youth protection system, as well as the fragility of social structures and tenderly questions, what it might actually mean to be part of a family.                                 

FILMOGRAFIE Fred Baillif (selection)

2021 La Mif  2019 Edelweiss Revolution  2017 Un canapé pour deux  2017 Né pour mourir  2015 Tapis rouge  2014 Fraude aux douanes  2014 Une douche contre la misère  2013 Tant qu’il pleut en Amérique (As Long As It Rains In America)  2011 Believers: Who’s Back?  2009 La vie en deux (All By Myself)  2008 Le fond et la forme (The Subject And The How)  2006 Geisendorf  2003 Sideman 

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