Film: "Our Children"

Sunday, November 4, 2012
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Melnitz Hall - James Bridges Theater

director Joachim Lafosse in person

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.  Register online.

Contact

Melnitz Movies - Grad. Students Association
melnitz@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu

Additional Information

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of France, Los Angeles
and UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies

Armed with a remarkable team of writers and actors, Joachim Lafosse’s fifth film continues his exploration of fractured families as when a mother snaps under devastating circumstances.  This psychological drama begins with the love story of Murielle, a Belgian schoolteacher, and Mounir, a Moroccan immigrant.  The two happily marry and decide to live in the home of Mounir’s adoptive father, Pinget. When the couple begins to have children, the house starts to feel small and suffocating but the couple must remain, as they are financially dependent on Pinget. The pressure to please both men gradually overwhelms Murielle when Mounir begins to control his wife heavily and Pinget micromanages the household, growing possessive with the children.  Based on the story of Genevieve Lhermitte who turned herself in after killing her five children with a kitchen knife, OUR CHILDREN is a claustrophobic nightmare that explores the events leading up to the story’s shocking conclusion.

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