Penelope My Love

Penelope mon amour

Greek Premiere
For 18 years, director Claire Doyon has been filming Pénélope, her daughter with autism. Composed of DV tapes, Super 8 reels, and HD archives, the documentary traces the relationship between mother and daughter through different stages – the shock of the diagnosis, the fight against it, the resolve, the acceptance, and the discovery of a different mode of existence. A heartfelt fragile archive of emotions treasuring familial love and the time that passes.
Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Claire Doyon
Cinematography: Claire Doyon, Pascale Granel
Editing: Raphaël Lefèvre
Sound: Claire Doyon, Olivier Schwob, Carole Verner
Production: Tamara Films
Producers: Carole Chassaing
Co-production: Microclimat
Co-producers: Anais Feuillette, Gérard Lacroix, Thomas Carillon, Olivier Mignard
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 88΄
Contact: Lightdox
Awards/Distinctions: Georges de Beauregard National Prize, Renaud Victor Prize – FIDMarseille 2021

Claire Doyon


2002 Les lionceaux (fiction)
2009 Kataï (short fiction)
2012 Pénélope
2015 Les allées sombres (short fiction)
2019 Chrishna / Ombwiri (short)
2021 Penelope My Love