A Shelter of One’s Own


26th TIDF: World Premiere

A few shacks built on the hillside on the fringe of society and without men. A place of refuge, of collective and feminist transformation. From this edge, alongside those who build it, the filmmaker questions their place in nature and society, as well as the freedom of their body and the prospect of having a child. Openly alluding to Virginia Woolf’s famous quote (“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction") and introducing us to a bouquet of incredible, uncompromised female characters, an investigative yet tender camera challenges the boundaries of gendered social roles and immerses in the micro-universe of absolute freedom and self-determination.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Éva Tourrent
Cinematography: Hélène Motteau
Editing: Young Sun Noh
Sound: Zoé Perron, Agnès Mathon
Music: Gloria Jacobsen
Production: Survivance, Gogogo Films
Producers: Carine Chichkowsky
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 75'
Contact: Carine Chichkows

Éva Tourrent


2007 Entre les Pierres (short)
2009 Take Away (short)
2015 Suspendu À La Nuit (short)
2023 A Shelter of One's Own