Orphan (Orpheline)

Each week, FrenchFlicks selects a French film available on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand. The streaming service presents an assortment of 30 French language films including recent releases and timeless classics, festival favorites, films and series never before seen on television in the US!
This month, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand offers a selection of films from the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival's French Cinema Now!

Orphan (Orphéline)

Four moments in the lives of four female characters. Sandra's youth as she moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. Karine's teenage years, an endless succession of runaways, men and mishaps, because anything is better than her desolate family home. The childhood of a little girl called Kiki, captured as a game of hide and seek turns to tragedy. And finally the grown-up life of Renée, a woman who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, we come to understand that these four characters are actually different sides of the same woman.

“Pan intriguing, narratively fractured portrait of a young woman fighting for her freedom at various stages of her life. Des Pallières offers a beautifully singular insight into a dauntless woman’s mind" - Variety

“This film, like it's central character is wilfully complex and surprisingly fluid, wrong-footing us as we try to fill in the spaces between each vignette at the same time as drawing us to its thriller component.- Eye For Film

Director:  Arnaud des Pallières (2017)
With : Adèle Haenel, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Solène Rigot
Genre: Drama
Subtitles: English
111 min.
TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand is now available available via streaming with Sling TV

Now also available: Chouf, made in Italy, Paris la blanche, Des plans sur la comète, La mécanique de l'ombre, and much more.

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