Penelope, My Love


Director: Claire Doyon
Writer: Claire Doyon
Director of Photography: Claire Doyon
Editing: Raphaël Lefèvre
Production: Carole Chassaing, Tamara Films
Country of production: France
Runtime: 88 min
Production Year: 2022
Language: French
Subtitles: Greek

Cast: Mehrnoosh Sattari, Babak Ansari


The movie
Penelope, my Love,
It describes the journey of a mother and her autistic daughter through the years. He talks about the different stages: the shock of diagnosis, the declaration of war, the resignation of weapons, to finally accept and discover, a different way of being.



Claire Doyon

After completing her studies in directing at the Fémis and Lee Stras-berg School, Claire Doyon directed her first feature film Les Lionceaux and in 2002, she was selected at La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs of the Cannes Film Festival. He then directed several films: Le vent souffle où il veut, Kataï, Les Allées sombres, Arsenic, Chrishna/Ombwiri. These films were selected at international festivals such as the Locarno International Film Festival, Venice's Mostra, the Turin Film Festival, the Marseille International Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Côté Court in Pantin and for which he won awards. She directed Pénélope, a film about a journey with her daughter with autism to the Mongolian border, which won the Renaud Victor Prize at the FID in Marseille.