BLAME IT ON FIDEL !
Nine-year-old Anna de la Mesa weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris . Her Spanish-born lawyer father Fernando is inspired by his sister's opposition to Franco and by Salvador Allende's victory in Chile; he quits his job and becomes a liaison for Chilean activists in France. Her mother, Marie, a Marie Claire journalist-turned-writer documenting the stories of women's abortion ordeals, supports her husband and climbs aboard the ideological bandwagon. As a result, Anna's French bourgeois life is over. She must adjust to refugee nannies, international cuisine, and a cramped apartment full of noisy revolutionaries.
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Julie Gavras avec la collaboration de Jacques Fieschi, Olivier Dazat et Arnaud Cathrine, d'après l'oeuvre de Domitilia Calamai
Nina Kervel, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi
Festivals and rewards
Laudable Mention Lucas Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro international film festibval
Barcelona International Film Festival
Gröninger International Film Festival
Heidelberg International Film Festival
Rendez-vous with French Cinema (NY)
International du Film de Rio de Janeiro