13-19 November 2017


Valérie Massadian

Milla (Valérie Massadian)


Seventeen-year-old Milla and barely-older Leo run away to a small port town in Northern France and find an empty house to live in, which they gradually make a home. Two lovers seemingly alone in a cruel world. A love to live, and a life to invent and hold onto always, no matter what. Bereft of sentimentality, seemingly simple and profoundly moving, Valérie Massadian’s expansive portrait observes time and the details of life in a unique way. A memorable and transformative work that begins and ends with two different, yet equal, kinds of love.


Valérie Massadian is a Franco-Armenian photographer and filmmaker. Her work concentrates on female characters, their animality, and how they relate to the world and nature. Her work includes the feature film Nana (2011) and the short America (2013), both screened at l'Alternativa. 


  • Country France, Portugal
  • Year 2017
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 128 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Production company Gaijin, Cinema Defacto, Terratreme Filmes
  • Producer Sophie Erbs S
  • Screenplay Valérie Massadian
  • Photography Mel Massadian, Robin Fresson
  • Editor Valérie Massadian
  • Music Ghost Dance
  • Sound Aline Huber
  • Actors Severine Jonckeere , Luc Chessel , Ethan Jonckeere
  • Contact info@gaijin.fr


Special Jury prize Cineasti del Presente / Eurimages' Audentia Award - Locarno International Film Festival

Presented by Valérie Massadian 16/11 19/11


Thursday 16, 20.45 h — Teatre CCCB Sunday 19, 17.00 h — Teatre CCCB