Dir. Delphine Deloget
2023, France, Belgium, 112 minutes
French with English subtitles
Sylvie and her boys adore each other, but when one son is injured after she leaves them home alone to go to work, the boys are taken into foster care. Sylvie is determined to fight the administrative and legal battle to get them back.
“The film’s even-handed refusal to fully make a call as to whether Sylvie is a “good mother” (whatever that means) is fascinating. What could feel like a cop-out plays as a humane strategy in an era where mothers, and indeed all kinds of people, are supposed to be sorted neatly into heroes and villains, where viewing and responding to art takes on the tone of a moral assessment.” – Catherine Bray, Little White Lies