Justine Lévêque, Artistic Director
Emérance Dubas' Mauvaises Filles makes its world premiere and immediately joins the ranks of great documentaries of social, societal and historical scope by revealing the fate of thousands of young girls who were placed in the institutions of the Good Shepherd congregation. Initiated in 2015 and developed within the Fémis documentary workshop, Emérance Dubas' first feature film lifts the veil on unspeakable and unimaginable treatments to restore the truth. “There are things I have never told anyone.” Thus begins this powerful series of testimonies, confidences & traumas shared by Edith, Michèle, Eveline and Fabienne, filmed with modesty and subtlety. Mauvaises Filles is an intimate, political and sororal film—a remarkable, resilient and absolutely necessary work of intense humanity.