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by Sarah Bouyain


Amy, a young mixed-race woman, travels from Paris to Bobo, Burkina to reconnect with her mother, from whom she was separated at the age of eight. She discovers only her aunt living in the family home and finds the courtyard of her childhood both comforting and unsettling. She feels a stranger in a city where she has no bearings. For years now, Mariam, a Burkina housecleaner in Paris, has lived as a furtive shadow on the margins of society.

international title: The Place in Between
original title: Notre Étrangère
country: France, Burkina Faso
sales agent: Colifilms Diffusion
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Sarah Bouyain
film run: 82'
screenplay: Sarah Bouyain
cast: Dorylia Calmel, Assita Ouedraogo, Nathalie Richard, Blandine Yaméogo, Nadine Kambou, Dominique Reymond, Djénéba Koné, Jérôme Sénélas
cinematography by: Nicolas Gaurin
film editing: Valérie Loiseleux, Pascale Chavance
art director: Bill Mamadou Traoré, Barbara Creutz-Pachiodi, Marie Le Garrec
music: Sylvain Chauveau
producer: Sophie Salbot, Sékou Traoré
production: Athénaïse, Abissia Productions (BF)
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