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IN THE MIRROR

IN THE MIRROR

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Drama, Family, Strong woman, LGBTQ, Social Justice
Running Time: 27mn38s
Year of production: 2016

SYNOPSIS

Joëlle is not your average father. Her life is in full reconstruction after a sex reassignment, when her son suddenly leaves the family home and follows her to New York. She's not ready to play the doting father. She can tell her son the contrary, he can see that she's gone down a notch. Crap job, tiny flat. She can't take being constantly scrutinized, questioned and judged by every Tom, Dick and Harry. Her son's arrival might just be the last straw.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Vizion
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Starring Daniel Cohen-Séat & Joëlle Séchaud - Guest Starring Gisélle Moore, Puy Navarro, Stephanie Venezian, Benjamin Réglain & Zoé Tremblay

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Manuel M. Mercier
Screenwriter: Manuel M. Mercier with Anthony Faure
Producer: Laurent Mercier
Director of Photography: Samuel Fleury
Sound: Corentin Calarnou
Editing: Samuel Fleury & Mercure Malin
Sound Editing: Samuel Fleury & Mercure Malin
Music Composer: Alexis Morel

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama, Family, Strong woman
Sub-genre: LGBTQ, Social Justice, Human Rights
Language: English
Country of origin: France
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 27mn37s
Shooting format: HD (Black Magic)
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16/9
Sound format: Stereo 48Hz

AWARDS

. Amsterdam, Nederland New Renaissance Film Festival 17
WINNER! "BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL"AWARD
Nominations: Best Short, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor

. San Francisco Bay Area, Voiceless International Film Festival 17
WINNER! "BEST LGBT AWARD"
Nomination: Best International Short

. Augburg, Germany Mabig Film Festival 20
WINNER! BEST SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

. Amsterdam, Nederland New Renaissance Film Festival 17
WINNER! "BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL"AWARD
Nominations: Best Short, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor

. San Francisco Bay Area, Voiceless International Film Festival 17
WINNER! "BEST LGBT AWARD"
Nomination: Best International Short

. Augburg, Germany Mabig Film Festival 20
WINNER! BEST SHORT FILM

. Cortland, NY Blackbird Film Festival 2018
Nominations: World Cinema Award, Lead Actor (Female) Award

. San Antonio, Texas QFest International Film Festival
Nomination: Best Performance

. Sheffield, Great Britain Transforming Cinema Film Festival
Nominations: Best Film, Short Film, Cinematographer, Directing, Editing, Scriptwriting

. New York, My True Colors Festival

. Paris, Déjeuners de DreamAgo SACD

. Taiwan International Q Film Festival 2017

. Cluj-Napoca, Romania SFG International Film Festival
Nominations: Best Short

. Chicago, Illinois Transfluential Film Festival

. Detroit, Michigan Trans Stellar Film Festival

. Kiev, Ukraine Equality Festival

. Orlando, Florida 2017 SPE Media Festival

. Palm Springs, CA Cinema Diverse

. Hanoi, Vietnam International Queer Film Week

. Phnom Penh, Cambodia Coming Out Day

. Hanoï, Vietnam Bridgefest: Bridging the Gap

. McAllen TX La Frontera Q Film Fest
Nomination: Best Narrative Short

. qFLIX Philadelphia 2019
Nomination: Short film - Trans identifying

. Salvador de Bahia, Brazil Independent Cinema Festival
Nomination: Best LGBT Short Film
. Dunedin, Florida International Film Festival
Nominations: Best Short Film, Best Performance (Female)

. Mc Alester, Oklahoma Glitter Film Festival
Nominations: Best Short Film, Best Director Short, Best Actor Short, Best International Film, Cedric Thomas Smith Visionary Award, Best Screenwriting Short

. Sweden Älvsbyn Film Festival
Nominations: Best LGBT Short

. Tokyo, Shinjuku World Festival
Nomination: Best Actress Short

. Mumbai, India KASHISH International Queer Film Festival
Nominations: Best International Short, Best Performance

. UNESCO HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS Certificate granted