Amy, 11, lives in Paris in the 19th arrondissement in a family from Senegal. Oscillating between traditionalism and desire for modernity, the young girl struggles to find her place in a world where she is no longer really a child but not yet an adult, despite the family responsibilities to which she is constrained.
Until the day she meets the Mignonnes, a group of college girls of the same age and passionate about twerking.
Amy joins the group with the fierce determination to assert herself and win the upcoming dance competition. No matter the cost and despite the conventions.
Un film de Maïmouna Doucouré
France, 2019, Feature Narrative, Drama
starring Fathia Youssouf Abdillahi, Medina El Aidi, Esther Gohourou and Maïmouma Guèye
First Feature Narrative
Executive Producer: Zangro
Film director: Maïmouna Doucouré
Screenwriter: Maïmouna Doucouré
Casting Directors: Tania Arana, Angélique Vergara, Kenza Barrah
Press Attaché: François Hassan - Guerrar and Co
Fathia Youssouf Abdillahi
Medina El Aidi
Executive Production: Bien ou Bien Productions
Production: Bien ou bien productions,
Coproduction: France 3 Cinéma
World Sales: Bac Films Distribution
Distribution (France): Bac Films
French Released on June 30, 2019
2017 | Festival Sundance, USA
* Selection: projet MIGNONNES
* Winner: Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award