Other People's Children


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, May 12, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, May 14, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, May 15, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, May 16, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, May 18, 2023 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:104 minutes
Production Country:France
Original Language:French, Hebrew
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rebecca Zlotowski
Cast:Virginie Efira
Roschdy Zem
Chiara Mastroianni


When dedicated high school teacher Rachel (Virginie Efira) falls in love with Ali (Roschdy Zem), it’s not long before she also falls for his 4-year-old daughter Leila. The adolescent giddiness of Rachel and Ali’s late-night rendezvous and secret sleepovers evolves into the familiar warmth of family picnics and after-school pickups.

Although she feels like a mother, Rachel is not allowed to forget that Lelia is another woman’s daughter. She begins to long for a child of her own, but as a forty-something woman, she is abundantly aware that she has limited time to begin a family. Rachel must decide whether to embrace the inherent entanglements of her current situation, including the looming presence of Ali’s ex-wife Alice (Chiara Mastroanni) or strike out again on her own.

“Other People’s Children” becomes a soulful, sexy, and resolutely grown-up story of the elusive quest for agency and belonging.

"A gentle, heartfelt relationship drama about – and for – intelligent adults.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Virginie Efira stuns in moving rumination on parenting. A rare offering in its enlightened kindness, and a heartbreaking one, too. " — Rafaela Sales Ross, The Playlist

"Bittersweet and beautifully observed. Universally recognizable. The best film to date from writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski." — Guy Lodge, Variety

“Efira’s performance effortlessly grounds ‘Other People’s Children’ in a character who feels lived in and fully formed.” — Jihane Bousfiha, Screen Slate