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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Other People's Children Les enfants des autres


Screening Information

June 10, 9:15 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2022
Running Time 104 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Rebecca Zlotowski
Cast Virginie Efira,Callie Ferreira-Goncalves,Chiara Mastroianni,Zem Roschdy

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In a career-best performance, Virginie Efira plays Rachel, a 40-year old teacher whose world view is challenged when she falls in love with Ali, a divorced father of one. Previously ambivalent about the prospect of motherhood, Rachel’s maternal instincts are awakened as she spends time with Ali’s four-year-old daughter, Leila. As their relationship progresses, Rachel willingly assumes more of the parental duties, and the three establish a comfortable blended family dynamic. The limits of this arrangement are tested by the presence of Leila’s biological mother and Rachel soon realizes that there are boundaries she cannot cross. A joyful dramedy from Rebecca Zlotowski (Planetarium).

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Reviews "A gentle, heartfelt relationship drama about – and for – intelligent adults ... Deftly written, directed with a light hand and acted with honesty and heart" The Guardian

“Bittersweet and beautifully observed ... the best film to date from writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski.” Variety