|SHE'S ONE OF US|
|DIRECTOR: Siegrid Alnoy|
|RUNTIME: 100 minutes, France, color, 35mm, video, French w/English subtitles|
|CAST: Sasha Andres, Jerome Beaujour, Francois Favrat|
Christine Blanc is a 30 something temporary secretary who works office jobs in a provincial town in France. A solitary woman, Christine yearns to belong, to have her work valued, to become part of a team-any team. She lives an unassuming life; visiting the mall, seeing her parents on a weekly basis, taking driving lessons, and frequenting the local pub. But there is something not quite right about Christine. Her emotional isolation has left her unprepared for normal interaction. One day, she explodes and in panic she bludgeons a co-worker to death. Afterwards, her life improves. She becomes part of the team, gets a full time job and a boyfriend. Everything seems fine until the police come round to investigate the unsolved murder.
"This dazzlingly cogent and inventive work marks Alnoy as one of the front runners of new French cinema...one of French cinemas boldest debuts in recent memory."
"A curiously stylish portrait of a very strange woman... remarkable feature debut"