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OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Trailer: Virginie Efira Stars in Rebecca Zlotowski’s Tender Romance

One of the most acclaimed films of the year already is writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski’s Other People’s Children. Recent César Award winner Virginie Efira takes the reigns in this romance as a teacher who falls in love with a single father (Roschdy Zem) and soon develops a close bond with his infant daughter. Also featuring Chiara Mastroianni and Frederick Wiseman in a cameo, the film made its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival last year, followed by screenings at TIFF and Sundance. Music Box Films has released a U.S. trailer ahead of its April 21 release.

Here’s an official synopsis:

When dedicated high school teacher Rachel (Virginie Efira) falls in love with Ali (Roschdy Zem), it’s not long before she also falls for his daughter Leila. The lustful giddiness of Rachel and Ali’s late-night rendezvous evolves into the familiar warmth of family picnics and after-school pickups. Although she feels like a mother, Rachel is not allowed to forget that Lelia is another woman’s daughter. She begins to long for a child of her own, but as a forty-something woman, she is abundantly aware that she has limited time to begin a family. Rachel must decide whether to embrace the inherent entanglements of her current situation, including co-parenting with Ali’s ex-wife Alice (Chiara Mastroianni), or strike out again on her own. Other People’s Children becomes a soulful, sexy, and resolutely grown-up story of the elusive quest for agency and belonging.

See the trailer and poster below. In select theaters April 21.


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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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