The Fam

La Mif

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

A group of teenage girls have been placed in a residential care home with social workers. This forced “family” experience creates unexpected tensions and intimacies. An incident triggers a chain of over-reactions. The fall-out reveals the weaknesses of the retrograde juvenile system, as well as the de- mons that haunt The Fam. But lust for life strengthens all bonds. Just like a family. A social drama, mirroring our ill-mannered morals.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Fred Baillif
Script: Fred Baillif
Cinematography: Joseph Areddy
Editing: Fred Baillif
Sound: Samuel Levy, Maxence Ciekawy
Actors: Claudia Grob, Anaïs Uldry, Kassia Da Costa, Amélie Tonsi, Amandine Golay, Joyce Ndayisenga, Charlie Areddy, Sara Tulu
Production: Freshprod
Producers: Agnès Boutruche, Véronique Vergari, Fred Baillif
Co-production: RTS
Costumes: Lucy Mann
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Switzerland
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 112'
Contact: Latido Films

Fred Baillif

Growing up in Switzerland, he had a seven-year career as a professional basketball player before studying social work and working in a youth detention centre. He then moved to New York and was a PA on the documentary series The It Factor during the day while DJing at night. After returning to Switzerland, he made his first documentary, Sideman. Working as a street social worker, he found the protagonists for his next documentary, Geisendorf, which won several awards. In 2010, he made his first fiction feature film with Tapis rouge. Baillif has developed his own technique for directing non-professional actors.


2003 Sideman (doc)
2006 Geisendorf (doc)
2008 The Subject and The How (doc)
2009 All By Myself (TV doc)
2013 As Long as It Rains in America (doc)
2015 Tapis rouge
2017 Un canapé pour deux (TV doc)
2017 Né pour mourir (short)
2019 Edelweiss Revolution
2021 The Fam