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Other People’s Children

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Overview

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.

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Sundance 2023

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TIFF 2022

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VIFF 2022

Cast & Crew
  • Rachel Friedmann : Virginie Efira
  • Ali Ben Attia : Roschdy Zem
  • Leïla : Callie Ferreira-Goncalves
  • Alice : Chiara Mastroianni
  • Louana Friedmann : Yamée Couture
  • Vincent : Henri-Noël Tabary
  • Dylan Leklou : Victor Lefebvre
  • Paul : Sébastien Pouderoux
  • Director : Rebecca Zlotowski
  • Producer : Frédéric Jouve
  • 1st Assistant Director : Jean-Baptiste Bruneau Pouilloux
  • 2nd Assistant Director : Olivier Sagne
  • Continuity : Cécile Rodolakis & Marion Bernard
  • Casting Director : Christel Baras
  • Extras Casting : Anne Bénédicte Thiam Manon & Colomb de Daunant
  • Cinematography : George Lechaptois
  • Sound : Cédric Deloche
  • Costume Designer : Bénédicte Mouret
  • Make-up : Amélie Bouilly Garnier
  • Hair : Rudy Marmet
  • Production Designer : Katia Wyszkop
  • Production Manager : Albert Blasius
  • Unit Manager : Eric Simille
  • Editor : Géraldine Mangenot
  • Sound Editors : Thomas Desjonqueres & Bruno Reiland
  • Mixing : Jean-Paul Hurier
  • Original Music : ROB
  • Post-Production Coordinator : Bénédicte Pollet
  • Production : LES FILMS VELVET
  • Producer : Frédéric Jouve
  • Associate Producer : Marie Lecoq
  • International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL
Technical Info
  • Release Date : TBD
  • Production Year : 2022
  • Country : France
  • Language : French
  • Runtime : 103
  • Rating : NR
  • Genre : Drama; Family
  • Aspect Ratio : 2.39 : 1
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
NY
04/21/2023
New York
NY
04/21/2023
Los Angeles
CA
04/21/2023