La nouvelle femme (first feature)

original title:

La nouvelle femme

italian title:

La nuova donna

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

Sébastien Goepfert

editing:

Esther Lowe

set design:

Pascale Consigny

costume design:

production:

distribution:

country:

France/Italy

year:

2022

format:

colour

status:

In post-production (16/07/2022)

The story takes us back to 1900 to follow in the wake of Lili d’Alengy (Leila Bekhti), a Parisian darling at the height of her fame, who flees Paris in order to hide her "idiot" daughter. Once in Rome, her life is turned upside down by a meeting with Maria Montessori (Jasmine Trinca), a woman doctor who has developed a method for teaching children with learning difficulties. But if Lili wants to play the public part of a "new woman", an emancipated, modern female, she will have to pay the price – a child born out of wedlock and hidden away. She will soon be forced to choose between her child or her fate.