Other People's Children


The Main 3 Fri, Apr 14, 2023 7:20 PM
The Main 3 Mon, Apr 17, 2023 4:40 PM
The Main 3 Fri, Apr 21, 2023 1:20 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Release Year:2022
Runtime:103 min
Print Source:Music Box Films
Family Drama
Director:Rebecca Zlotowski
Producer:Frédéric Jouve
Cinematographer:George Lechaptois
Screenwriter:Rebecca Zlotowski
Editor:Géraldine Mangenot
Principal Cast:Virginie Efira
Roschdy Zem
Callie Ferreira-Goncalves
Chiara Mastroianni
Yamée Couture
Henri-Noël Tabary
Victor Lefebvre
Sébastien Pouderoux


When dedicated high school teacher Rachel (Virginie Efira) falls in love with Ali (Roschdy Zem), it’s not long before she also falls for his 4-year-old daughter Leila. The adolescent giddiness of Rachel and Ali’s late night rendezvous and secret sleepovers evolves into the familiar warmth of family picnics and after-school pickups. Although she feels like a mother, Rachel is not allowed to forget that Lelia is another woman’s daughter. She begins to long for a child of her own, but as a forty-something woman, she is abundantly aware that she has limited time to begin a family. Rachel must decide whether to embrace the inherent entanglements of her current situation, including the looming presence of Ali’s ex-wife Alice (Chiara Mastroanni) or strike out again on her own. Other People’s Children becomes a soulful, sexy, and resolutely grown-up story of the elusive quest for agency and belonging.

Director Biography

Rebecca Zlotowski’s debut feature, Belle Épine (2010), was nominated for that year’s Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. She is also the director of Grand Central (2013), Planetarium (2016), An Easy Girl (2019) and the miniseries Savages (2019). Other People’s Children (2022) is her most recent film.