Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Feature
Running time : 96 (in minutes)

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
Esther Gohourou
Ilanah Cami-Goursolas
Myriam Hamma
Demba Diaw
Maïmouma Gueye

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


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