Simming tensions play out in a serene mountain setting in this captivating first feature.

French couple Jacqueline (Anne Azoulay) and Leon (Arthur Igual) agree to adopt two Lithuanian children.  To help with initial language difficulties and cultural transition, they hire young student Gabriele (Dovile Kundrotaite).  At first it seems an ideal environment for this new family, but as the children begin to form a close bond with their Lithuanian speaking carer, Jacqueline’s controlling ways are about to be tested by the more subtly manipulative Gabriele.

The serenity of the remote mountainous French setting provides the perfect foil for the simmering tension that unfolds in this intricate and absorbing of study of culture clash, jealousy and control. Impressively directed, performed and shot, you may indeed need to remember to blink as this captivating psychological drama excepts its grip.

“Serpentine imagery snakes through this debut… shows stylistic ambition… unafraid of twisting emotions this way and that”

– Eye For Film

  Sun 17th Sept – 8:10pm
  106 mins
Country: Lithuania
Language: French / Lithuanian
Year: 2022
Genre: Drama
Recommended: 15+

Director: Austeja Urbaite

Cast: Ajus Antanavicius, Anne Azoulay, Arthur Igual


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