Mother and Son

Un Petit Frère

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Set in the late 1980s, this subtly crafted drama unfolds with delicacy and through embroidered-like imagery, to tell the story of Rose, a woman who moves from Ivory to the Parisian suburbs with her two young sons. Spanning 20 years from their arrival in France, Leonor Serraille’s follow-up to her Camera d’Or-winner Jeune Femme (Cannes 2017) is the moving chronicle of the construction and deconstruction of a family. A poetic elegy on coming-of-age as an unearthly process, is at the same time a sensitive and complex inspection of the imaginary boundary between childhood and adulthood, innocence and experience – led by a superb female performance and vibrating with emotion and an invincible sense of freedom.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Léonor Serraille
Script: Léonor Serraille
Cinematography: Hélène Louvart
Editing: Clémence Carré
Sound: Anne Dupouy, Niels Barletta, Charlotte Butrak, Pierre Bariaud
Actors: Annabelle Lengronne, Stéphane Bak, Kenzo Sambin, Ahmed Sylla, Sidy Fofana, Milan Doucansi
Production: Blue Monday Productions
Producers: Sandra da Fonseca
Co-production: France 3 Cinéma
Costumes: Isabelle Pannetier
Production Design: Marion Burger
Make Up: Géraldine Belbéoc’h
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 117΄
Distribution in Greece: One from the Heart
Contact: mk2 Films
Awards/Distinctions: CST Young Film Technician Award (Marion Burger) – Cannes Film Festival 2022

Léonor Serraille

Léonor Serraille was born in Lyon and was a student at La Fémis. In 2013, she completed her master’s degree in general and comparative literature at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University. Her first feature film Montparnasse Bienvenue was a critical success at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, where and Serraille won the Caméra d’Or for the best debut film. The film also won the prize for best French feature film at the 6th Champs-Élysées Film Festival in Paris.


2016 Body (short)
2017 Montparnasse Bienvenüe
2022 Mother and Son