Vicky, a strange and solitary little girl, has a magical gift: she can reproduce any scent she likes, and collects them in a series of carefully labelled jars. She has secretly captured the scent of Joanne, her mother for whom she nurtures a wild, excessive love. When her father’s sister Julia bursts into their life, Vicky reproduces her smell and is transported into dark and archaic memories which lead her to uncover the secrets of her village, her family and her own existence.
- Direction: Léa Mysius
- Cinematography: Paul Guilhaume
- Editing: Marie Loustalot
- Sound: Alexis Meynet, Yolande Decarsin
- Music: Florencia Di Concilio
- Actors: Daphné Patakia, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Moustapha Mbengue
- Format: DCP
- Color: Color
- Production Country: France
- Production Year: 2022
- Duration: 95΄
- Distribution in Greece: Tanweer
- Contact: Wild Bunch International
Léa Mysius is a French film director and screenwriter. After studying literature, she graduated from La Fémis screenwriting department in 2014. She has directed three award-winning short films selected for a number of festivals. In 2017, she made her feature directorial debut with the film Ava, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it won the SACD Award. Her second feature film, The Five Devils, was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. As a screenwriter, Mysius has collaborated with Arnaud Desplechin in Ismael’s Ghosts (2017) and Oh Mercy! (2019), Jacques Audiard in Paris, 13th District (2021), and Claire Denis in Stars at Noon (2022).
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