One night, little Mimi witnesses her mother’s suicide attempt. The next day, while her mother slowly recovers in hospital, Mimi’s aunt, Solange, takes her to their council flat in the Parisian suburbs. So, as not disrupt the apartment’s order, Solange puts the girl in a corner next to the door. That night, Mimi is troubled during her sleep by the arrival of Jean-Pierre, her aunt’s fiancé.
Lucile Hadzihalilovic (1961 – ) is a French filmmaker. She became the first woman to win the Stockholm International Film Festivals annual Bronze Horse award for best film for her 2004 film Innocence.
Hadzihalilovic was born in Lyon in 1961 to Bosnian immigrant parents. She studied filmmaking at the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques in Paris. She has worked as an editor of documentaries and features, and is a longtime collaborator with her husband Gaspar Noé, serving as a producer and editor of his short Carne (1991) and feature I Stand Alone (1998).
Innocence is her second film, following 1996’s La Bouche de Jean-Pierre, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. —Wikipedia