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19 Ratings


Directed by Patrice Toye
France, 1998


In an impoverished Belgian housing project, Rosie is a bright 13-year-old whose young mother Irene pretends to be her elder sister and forbids her the word “mom”. Rosie creates a bright and imaginative alternative reality, but when fantasy goes too far, tragedy ensues.

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Directed by Patrice Toye

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1999 | Panorama

Seattle International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: New Director's Showcase Award

Ghent Film Festival

1998 | Winner: Best Director

Valladolid International Film Festival

1998 | Nominee: Golden Spike

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