Chicago European Union Film Festival: LITTLE GIRL BLUE


THEATER 1 Wed, Mar 6 8:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mona Achache
Cast:Marion Cotillard
Marie Bunel
Marie-Christine Adam
Pierre Aussedat
Jacques Boudet
Screenwriter:Mona Achache


After the suicide of her mother, writer and photographer Carole Achache and her daughter Mona found thousands of photos, letters, and audio recordings her mother left behind. Academy Award–winning actress Marion Cotillard (LA VIE EN ROSE) plays the director’s mother, and Mona plays herself, generating a delicate yet raw meta portrait of a mother-daughter relationship. Utilizing unconventional, fourth-wall-breaking techniques to boldly exhume and investigate her mother’s sins, Mona vividly blurs the lines between documentary and drama and Cotillard gives a commanding performance that earned the acclaimed actress a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. Content consideration: contains themes of suicide and sexual assault.