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Les Chatouilles

France | 2018 | Drama | 103 min | In French with English subtitles

Directed by: Andréa Bescond and Eric Métayer
Written byAndréa Bescond,  Eric Métayer
Cinematography: Pierre Aïm
Film Editing: Valérie Deseine
Original Score: Clément Ducol
Produced by: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne (Les Films du Kiosque), France 2, Orange Studio, Umedia
Cast: Andréa Bescond (Odette), Karin Viard (Mado Le Nadant), Clovis Cornillac (Fabrice Le Nadant), Pierre Deladonchamps (Gilbert Miguié), Carole Franck (The Psychologist), Grégory Montel (Lenny)

Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw.  Why should she distrust a friend of her parents’ who offers to “tickle” her?  Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.   Nominated for 5 César Awards, winning Best Supporting Actress & Best Adapted Screenplay.  Nominated for 3 Globes de Cristal Awards, 2 Lumiere Awards, 2 Cannes nominations and won at Chicago Int’l FF, Deauville FF and Hamburg FF.  An adaptation of Andréa Bescond’s play “Les Chatouilles.  The story is inspired by the drama of Andréa Bescond’s (writer/director) childhood, which was the victim of sexual violence.  Cast includes: Andréa Bescond, Karin Viard, Clovis Cornillac and Pierre Deladonchamps

Showing with: Little Hands (15 min)