The Girl Who Knew How to Read

a MARINE FRANCEN picture

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Title

The Girl Who Knew How to Read

Director

Marine Francen

Producer

Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon

Nationality

France

Year

2017

Duration

98'

Language

French

Format

Color

Ratio

1.66 : 1

Original Title

Le Semeur

Synopsis

Synopsis


Violette is old enough to marry in 1852 when her mountain village is brutally deprived of all its men following the repression of the Republicans ordered by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte. The women spend months in total isolation. Desperate to one day see their men again, they take an oath: if a man comes, he will be for everyone. Life must continue in the belly of each and every one of them.

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Press

"Marine Francen’s seductive first feature, winner of the prestigous New Directors award at San Sebastian."

Screen International

"The Beguiled meets Black Narcissus in debutante writer-director Marine Francen's The Sower, a finely etched miniature of quietly cumulative emotional impact."

The Hollywood Reporter

Festivals
& Awards

Best Film, New Director, Festival de San Sebastian

RDV with French Cinema, New York

San Francisco International Film Festival
Official Selection

Best Actor / Youth Audience Prize
Saint Jean de Luz Film Festival

Best Script
Tubingen-Stuttgart Film Festival

Athens International Film Festival

Leeds Film Festival

Cinemania Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival

Bergamo Film Meeting

Vlissingen Films by the sea

Slemani International Film Festival

Premio Internazionale Efebo d'oro

Festival du film français à Prague

Berlin French Film Week

St. Louis International Film Festival

Scottsdale International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Pauline Burlet La Vie En Rose, The Past
Géraldine Pailhas Don Juan de Marco, La Neige et Le Feu
Alban Lenoir French Blood, The Squad
Iliana Zabeth Mercenary, Saint Laurent, House of Tolerance
Françoise Lebrun The Mother and The Whore, The Nun, My Golden Days
Raphaëlle Agogué
Barbara Probst
Anamaria Vartolomei
Margot Abascal
Mama Prassinos
Sarah Fourage
Théo Costa-Marini
Auguste Wilhelm
Guillaume Costanza
Denis Coutaudier
Fabrice Malepeyre
Cinematography Alain Duplantier
Film Editing Minori Akimoto
Production Design Mathieu Menut
Art Direction Olivier Geyer
Costume Design Pascaline Chavanne
Writing (Book) Violette Ailhaud
Writing (Screenplay) Jacques Fieschi
Writing (Screenplay) Marine Francen
Writing (Screenplay) Jacqueline Surchat

Releases

France (ARP)

15.11.2017

Greece (FilmTrade)

15.03.2018

Spain (BTEAM)

11.05.2018