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Merveilles à Montfermeil Merveilles à Montfermeil

A film by Jeanne Balibar with Jeanne Balibar, Ramzy Bedia, Emmanuelle Béart, Mathieu Amalric

After a long separation, Joëlle and Kamel finally divorce, but both are on the staff of Emmanuelle Joly, the newly elected mayor of Montfermeil, an underprivileged town on the outskirts of Paris. The mayor’s team gets to work implementing the wonders she promised on the campaign trail: naps for all; crops on rooftops; sexual assistance in the home; harmonization of humans’ breathing; Montfermeil International School of Languages, and so on. But dangerous enemies resolutely sabotage these fine policies as Paris plans its expansion, and Madam Mayor slowly slips into depression. Will we have a wonderful Brioche Day this year?

2019 | France | M/14 | 1h 49min | Comedy | Feature film

Festivals and awards

Locarno Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection


Cahiers du Cinéma


Les Inrockuptibles


Télé 7 Jours

Cast and crew

Emmanuelle Béart

Ramzy Bédia

Jeanne Balibar

Mathieu Amalric

Anthony Bajon

Jean-Quentin Chatelain

François Chattot

Alassane Diong

Valérie Dréville

Florence Loiret Caille

Mounir Margoum

Denis Mpunga

Bulle Ogier

Marlène Saldana

With the participation of Frank Castorf and Philippe Katerine

Director: Jeanne Balibar

Script: Jeanne Balibar, Camille Fontaine

Cinematography: André Chemetoff

1º assistant director: Julie Gouet

Editor: Caroline Detournay

Sound designer: Mathieu Villien

Casting director: Marion Touitou

Set designer: Damien Rondeau

Costume designer: Marion Morice

Producers: Mathieu Amalric, Jean Cottin, Benjamin Duval, Jean-Pierre Gavini, Martine Marignac, Isaac Sharry, Edouard Weil

Distribution (Portugal): Leopardo Filmes

Director's biography

French cinema and stage actress, Jeanne Balibar studied at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. At the Cesar Awards she was nominated Most Promising Actress with My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1997) by Arnaud Desplechin and Best Supporting Actress for Tomorrow’s Another Day (2000) by Jeanne Labrune. In 1998, she recieved the Silver Seashell for Best Actress at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for Late August, Early September (1998) by Olivier Assayas.

Jeanne Balibar has filmed with Bruno Podalydès, Benoit Jacquot, Christophe Honoré, Jacques Rivette, Raoul Ruiz, Michael Winterbottom, Mathieu Amalric, Pedro Costa, Jean-Claude Biette...

Musically wise, she recorded two albums, Paramour (2003) and Salom Dame (2006).

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