After the official competition of the 79th Venice International Film Festival stops on September 22, it arrives in Italian cinemas with Europictures Other people’s childrenan entirely feminine fresco, light and at the same time deep, created by Rebecca Zlotowski, on the delicate theme of motherhood, its desire and its multiple and unexpected forms.
Plot and Cast
The official plot: The film features a splendid Virgine Efira in the role of Rachel, a woman who loves her life, her students, her friends, her guitar lessons. When she falls in love with Ali, Rachel forms a deep bond with her four-year-old daughter, Leila. He takes care of her, as if she were his mother, even if she is not. The desire to have his own family grows, but time is running out…
The cast is completed by Chiara Mastroianni, Antonia Buresi, Yamée Couture, Victor Lefebvre, Mireille Perrier, Sébastien Pouderoux, Henri-Noël Tabary, Frederick Wiseman and Roschdy Zem.
Other People’s Children – trailers and videos
Official Italian trailer released on August 23, 2022
Second official Italian trailer released on September 9, 2022
First music video in Italian released on September 22, 2022
- French director Rebecca Zlotowski also directed the drama Large central with Léa Seydoux, fantasy Planetarium with Natalie Portman and comedy A summer with Sofia with Mina Farid & Zahia Dehar.
- The team supporting director Rebecca Zlotowski behind the scenes included cinematographer George Lechaptois (A Summer with Sofia), editor Géraldine Mangenot (Anne’s Choice – The Event) and costume designer Floriane Gaudin (From 5 Bloods – LikeBrothers).
- Virgine Efira also starred in She, 7 men to soak, Madeleine’s double life And Benedetta.
Photos and videos of Venice 79
A childless 40-year-old falls in love with a single father. As she tries to find a place in the man’s family, she begins to feel the desire to have a family of her own. But, as a character traditionally in the background, if not simply an extra, she is forced to disappear with the end of the love story. Why has such a woman, who lives an apparently common experience – and that I myself lived – never been the protagonist of a film? With Other People’s Children, I made the film that I would have liked to see at the cinema, thinking that others might have the same desire. [Rebecca Zlotowski]
Who is Rebecca Zlotowski?
Rebecca Zlotowski was born in Paris in 1980. She graduated from the École Normale Supérieure and holds an Aggregation degree. She wanted to become a teacher before entering the screenwriting department of the Fémis, where she made several decisive encounters: Lodge Kerrigan, Philippe Grandrieux and Jean-Claude Brisseau, and, among the students, Teddy Lussi-Modeste, with whom she trained in work for some collaborations. In 2010, her first feature film “Chère Prudence” was selected for the International Critics’ Week in Cannes, where she received the Louis Delluc prize for best first feature film and earned Léa Seydoux a César nomination for best first female film. In 2013, he directed “Grand Central”, an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. In 2016, he directed “Planetarium”, his third feature film written in collaboration with Robin Campillo, while continuing to write with other directors. In 2016, he directed A Summer With Sofia, a coming-of-age story about a summer in Cannes of two cousins with polar opposite characters.
Photos and posters
Photo: Georges Lechaptois