| 2015 – 95′ – Drama –
Co-Written and Co-Directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis.
Starring Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis, Samuel Theis, Séverine Litzenburger.
Camera d’Or winner Cannes 2014, Special Presentation COLCOA 2019 (Focus on Claire Burger).
In French with English subtitles.
A Distrib Films U.S. release.|
Inspired by and starring Angelique Litzenburger, the mother of Samuel Theis, one of the film’s three writer-directors, PARTY GIRL is a compassionate, yet unflinching portrait of a gregarious 60-year-old woman confronting the pain of ageing and the fear of growing old alone. The accomplished, emotionally-engaging cinéma-vérité narrative, in which most of Angelique’s immediate family members play themselves, plunges us into the somewhat seedy world of nightclub hostesses whose job is to seduce customers into buying pricey drinks. Now on the verge of retirement, Angelique begins to realize that the party’s almost over and maybe it’s time to settle down. Yet, even when the perfect solution falls into her lap, she struggles with her inherent need for independence and her longing for fulfillment.