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La Mif
Institute of Contemporary Arts
La Mif, dir. Frédéric Baillif, Switzerland 2021, 100 min., French with English subtitles, 15

Fred Baillif created this deeply naturalistic drama in close collaboration with its non-professional actresses, all residents of the Geneva care home where it’s both shot and set. Exploring its characters’ fates individually and collectively, it’s a raw examination of the juvenile care system that ploughs a dynamic line between documentary and fiction – and won the Grand Prix in the Generation 14+ strand at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Seven unrelated girls live together under the same roof, but – just like a family – they haven’t chosen each other’s company. Emerging from difficult backgrounds, these seven girls are trying to find a new community in the residential care facility they’ve come to call home. Sharing their joy and pain, they rebel against the shortcomings of their surroundings, but care-home director Lora is always there for them when they need her. Or is it the other way around?
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