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Julie Bertuccelli will present her latest film at the 16th FICM

French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli will present her most recent work La dernière folie de Claire Darling (2018) as part of the 16th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). Bertuccelli will also serve as a jury for the Mexican Documentary Section.

Julie Bertuccelli

Julie Bertuccelli

With the performances of Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni, the film tackles the story of Claire Darling, a woman who has decided to get rid of her possessions and begins to exhibit them in the garden to sell them. The neighbors do not take long to arrive to browse and take her belongings, while each object echoes with a memory of life. In the middle of this situation, Marie, the daughter she has not seen for several years, will be forced to return to the family home to stop her mother’s eccentric behavior.

La dernière folie de Claire Darling

La dernière folie de Claire Darling (2018, dir. Julie Bertuccelli)

Julie Bertuccelli became the first woman to be elected president of the Société civile des auteurs multimedia (SCAM) in 2013, a position she has held again since 2017. She also directs the recently inaugurated Cinémathèque du Documentaire, founded together with SCAM.

Her first feature film, Depuis qu’Otar est parti (2003) -presented at the 2nd FICM-, won a César for Best First Feature Film and the Grand Prix at Cannes Critics’ Week, among other awards. L’arbre (2010) was part of the official Cannes selection and received three César nominations. La cour de Babel (2014) and Dernières nouvelles du cosmos (2016) were nominated for Best Documentary at the César awards.