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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Somewhere in Europe in the mid-20th century. Albert (Paul Hilton) is employed to look after Mia, a 10-year-old girl with teeth of ice. Mia (Romane Hemelaers) never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s wellbeing. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave...

Superbly shot by Jonathan Ricquebourg and exquisitely designed by Julia Irribarria: a dark shiver of sadness.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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  • Director Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  • Cast Paul Hilton, Alex Lawther, Romola Garai
  • Country France/UK
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 1h42m
  • Certificate 15
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