The Perfect Nanny (Chanson Douce) [Online]
March 30 – April 15
via the DistribUS Films Vimeo
Myriam (Leïla Bekhti) and Paul (Antoine Reinartz), are your typical pair of Parisian bobos and parents of two young children, toddler Adam, and 5-year-old Mila, who are taking up all of Myriam’s time. When Myriam decides to go back to work despite her husband’s initial reluctance, the couple starts looking for a nanny. After a very selective process, they finally find the perfect candidate, Louise, a poised 40-year old woman who is an instant hit with both kids and parents. But appearances can be deceiving… even dangerous.
Adapted from the eponymous novel by Leïla Slimani, winner of the Goncourt prize, and based on a true story that took place in Manhattan in 2012, the film is a true showcase for the talent of Karin Viard who seizes with formidable mastery this role of a disturbed nanny whose mask of perfection gradually cracks.
Images and synopsis courtesy of DistribFilms US.
“Borleteau’s direction is blunt and lacking any vanity, embracing the pulpy nature of this narrative and allowing each performance to breathe.” — CRITERIONCAST
“Perfect Nanny plays the card of dramatic suspense to the point where it comes close to the horror film.”— Cineuropa
A note from the distributor:
In an effort to support art film lovers during these difficult and unprecedented times, DistribFilms US has proposed a virtual theatrical experience. Their Vimeo streaming platform will allow cinema-goers to watch their current slate of theatrical titles while supporting their local art house theater!