The Fam
Fred Baillif
Fiction : 112' / Trauma, Community, Lesbian, Women, Youth

A group of teenage girls have been placed in a residential care home with social workers. This forced family experience creates unexpected tensions and intimacies. An incident triggers a chain of over-reactions. The fall-out reveals the weaknesses of the retrograde juvenile system, as well as the demons that haunt ‘the fam’.


October 15 | 22h00 | Teatro Rivoli - Pequeno Auditório
Porto Official Competition

/ Details

Year: 2021

Country: Switzerland

Language: French

Subtitles: English

With: Claudia Grob, Anaïs Uldry, Kassia Da Costa, Amélie Tonsi, Amandine Golay, Joyce Ndayisenga

/ Direction

Fred Baillif


Growing up in Switzerland, Fred Baillif was a professional basketball player before studying Social Work and working in a youth detention centre. Having worked in New York on documentary series, he started making documentaries when he returned to Switzerland. He has developed his own technique for directing non-professional actors.


2021 - La mif (Feature Film)
2019 - Edelweiss Revolution (Docu-fiction)
2017 - Né pour mourir (Short Film)
2015 - Tapis rouge (Docu-fiction)
2013 - Tant qu’il pleut en Amérique (Documentary)
2008 - Le fond et la forme (Documentary)
2006 - Geisendorf (Documentary)
2003 - Sideman (Documentary)

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