Ma Vie En Rose

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    88 mins
  • Release Date
    1997
  • Countries
    Belgium, France, UK
  • Languages
    French

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Alain Berliner's colorful and poetic Golden Globe winning MA VIE EN ROSE, rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, not only bends the lines between reality and fantasy, but also those notions of gender roles as it tells the story of a seven-year-old who creates family chaos by coming out as transgender. When worry turns into outright hostility, the innocent child becomes increasingly bewildered as she cannot understand why gender cannot simply be changed.
DIRECTED BY:
Alain Berliner
WRITTEN BY:
Alain Berliner, Chris Vander Stappen
CAST INCLUDES:
Hélène Vincent, Michèle Laroque, Georges Du Fresne, Laurence Bibot, Daniel Hanssens

SYNOPSIS

Seven-year-old Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne) announces to parents Pierre (Jean-Philippe Écoffey) and Hanna (Michèle Laroque), that she is in fact a girl. The parents first view their child’s newfound taste for girls’ clothes and toys as a harmless phase, but as other neighborhood parents grow concerned – particularly Albert (Daniel Hanssens), Pierre’s prudish boss and the father of Jerome (Julien Rivière), the boy Ludovic has decided he wants to marry – they take steps to “cure” the child.

Ma Vie En Rose

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    88 mins
  • Release Date
    1997
  • Countries
    Belgium, France, UK
  • Languages
    French
DIRECTED BY
Alain Berliner
WRITTEN BY
Alain Berliner, Chris Vander Stappen
CAST INCLUDES
Hélène Vincent, Michèle Laroque, Georges Du Fresne, Laurence Bibot, Daniel Hanssens
Alain Berliner's colorful and poetic Golden Globe winning MA VIE EN ROSE, rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, not only bends the lines between reality and fantasy, but also those notions of gender roles as it tells the story of a seven-year-old who creates family chaos by coming out as transgender. When worry turns into outright hostility, the innocent child becomes increasingly bewildered as she cannot understand why gender cannot simply be changed.

Seven-year-old Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne) announces to parents Pierre (Jean-Philippe Écoffey) and Hanna (Michèle Laroque), that she is in fact a girl. The parents first view their child’s newfound taste for girls’ clothes and toys as a harmless phase, but as other neighborhood parents grow concerned – particularly Albert (Daniel Hanssens), Pierre’s prudish boss and the father of Jerome (Julien Rivière), the boy Ludovic has decided he wants to marry – they take steps to “cure” the child.