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La Mif / The Fam

by Fred Baillif Focus Competition

"Who are you?" - "The Punk Queen in the Land of Assholes." Right from the get-go, the viewer is thrown into the middle of the hustle and bustle of a girls' home. Most of the residents come from broken homes and find a sense of security there that they didn't know before. The home's director, Lora, does everything she can to support her charges, but conflicts are inevitable in this wildly mixed surrogate family. For his authentic social drama, the director worked with residents and directors of a real home, with the girls either writing the script themselves or improvising. An uninhibited and impressive portrayal of young women who, despite their strokes of fate, brim with temperament and a hunger for life.

About the director(s)

Swiss-born Frédéric Baillif graduated from the Institut d'études sociales before teaching himself filmmaking. He won the Vision du Réel award for his documentary film GEISENDORF and an award at GIFF for his debut feature film TAPIS ROUGE. LA MIF world premiered at the Berlinale, where it screened in the “Generation 14plus” section.

Filmography (selection): La Mif (2021) | Tapis Rouge (2015) | Geisendorf (doc, 2006) | Sideman (doc, 2003)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2021
  • Runtime: 111 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Fred Baillif
  • Cast: Claudia Grob, Anaïs Uldry, Kassia Da costa, Joyce Esther Ndayisenga, Charlie Areddy, Sara Tulu, Isabelle De Abreu Cannavo, Amélie Tonsi, Amandine Golay, Sara Leon, Arsène Landenberg, Merlin Landenberg
  • Screenplay: Fred Baillif
  • Cinematography: Joseph Areddy
  • Editor: Fred Baillif
  • Sound: David Puntener, Bruce Wuilloud, Alan Mantilleri, Samuel Levy
  • Producers: Véronique Vergari, Agnès Boutruche, Fred Baillif
  • Production Company: Fresh Prod
  • World Sales: Latido Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Aardvark Film Emporium
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