Morgane turns 18. She lives with her father and brother. Her mother lives somewhere else. Morgane still keeps her teddy bears lined up at her bed, but she is also the young girl on her way to adulthood caring about her looks and studies. Morgane tries to get in contact with her mother, who left the home due to alcohol abuse – and left Morgane with mental scars and a constant unsuccesful attempt to get in contact with her.
It’s a very well made situational documentary that the director/cameraperson/editor, all in same person, has done. It has the tone and the freshness of the young girl, who has allowed the camera to get very close to her mixed feelings of anger and pain. It is moving and conveys an atmosphere of authenticity around the protagonist… and it reminds us of the qualities of the short film genre, far too often forgotten in these one-hour-duration-television-documentary-times.
Belgium/France, 22 mins.