24 selections including 5 Oscar-qualifying: ASPEN 2022
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Etel, a 9-year-old girl who lives in the Orthodox community in Paris, gets her period for the first time. Myriam, her mother, finally looks at her as if she were a woman. Etel is blessed, until she finds out that in her religion, women are considered impure when they have their period.
Stéphanie Halfon was born and raised in Rome in a traditionalist Sephardic family. She then studied in Paris, where she began a career in film production: in charge of development, she supports screenwriters and directors in the writing of their feature films. After a first self-produced film purchased by OCS, Women of Virtue (Les Vertueuses) is her first produced short film and draws on her experience in the Parisian Hassidic community.