Epithete Films is an independent movie production company that specializes in feature films, run by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand.

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NO AND ME

Synopsis  /  Lou is what they call a gifted child. She’s 13, she’s skipped two years in school, and her little body is taking its own sweet time. Her mom lives in a fog of tranquilizers, Lou doesn’t have many friends and she has a keen sense of what’s wrong in the world.
Lou has to give a presentation about a young homeless woman and she’s already spotted a potential candidate at the Gare d’Austerlitz. A young woman who begs, scavenges cigarettes and hangs around the station with two guys and a dog; a young woman with a skinny face who falls asleep on the café table when Lou buys her a drink in exchange for a chat. She’s 18 and her name is No, No for Nora. But everyone just calls her No and soon Lou finds she can’t get along without her.
However, No is unpredictable: She grew up in care homes and she doesn’t fit in. One day, she disappears and Lou doggedly searches for her, convinced they need one another.
When No reappears in a terrible state, Lou knows what she has to do: No must come and live with her. Now she just has to convince her parents and to do this, she needs the help of Lucas, the big boy, the class troublemaker who she finds so intimidating.


Directed by / 

Zabou Breitman

Screenplay - adaptation - dialogue / 

Zabou Breitman et Agnès de Sacy, d’après le roman « No et Moi » de Delphine de Vigan publié aux éditions Jean-Claude Lattès (prix des librairies 2008).

Cast / 

Julie-Marie Parmentier, Nina Rodriguez, Antonin Chalon, Bernard Campan, Zabou Breitman

Coproduction / 

Epithète Films et France 3 Cinéma

Distribution / 

Diaphana

Release date / 

17 November 2010

Awards and festivals / 

  • Festival International du film francophone de Namur, Belgique, 2010
  • Panorama du Cinéma français en Chine, 2011, hors compétition
  • Ciné Festival de Lausanne, Suisse, 2010
  • Rendez-vous du jeune cinéma français en Russie, 2011
  • Schlingel International Film Festival, Allemagne, 2011
  • International Rome Film Festival, Italie, 2011
  • Gijon International Film Festival, Espagne, 2011
  • Les Lumières France, 2011
  • Festival de Films Cinémania, Canada, 2011
  • French Film Festival, Royaume-Uni, 2011
  • Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce, 2012