Archive of films Keeping Mum / Maman déchire

2023, 80 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Year: 2023


“Ever since my son was born, I have been having nightmares about my mother.” Without ceremony and with disarming sincerity, renowned French documentarist Émilie Brisavoine draws us into the universe of her somewhat distinctive family. After launching a charm offensive in Cannes eight years ago with a portrait of her half-sister and her family in Oh La La Pauline!, she now fixes her searching and troubled gaze on a fascinating and destructive element named Meaud: A punk mum who gave her daughter the gift of life and then kept running away from it. A spontaneous feminist and a beguiling grandma. A mesmeric, intimate odyssey into the very depths of the soul, and a powerful cinematic cry from a filmmaker seeking traces of withheld emotion.

Karel Och

About the director

Émilie Brisavoine (France). Selected filmography: Oh La La Pauline! (Pauline S’Arrache, 2015, doc.), Keeping Mum (Maman déchire, 2023).


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Publicity contact

Brigitta Portier
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Gary Walsh
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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Émilie Brisavoine
Editor: Karen Benaïnous
Sales: Best Friend Forever
Contact: Brigitta Portier, Gary Walsh


Nicolas Anthomé


Émilie Brisavoine

Film Director

Brigitta Portier


Gary Walsh



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