Presented in French competition at the Séries Mania festival, “Nona et ses filles” is a fable full of tenderness and poetry about motherhood, in which Miou-Miou delivers a touching portrait of a woman.
Nona, ex-sixty-eight, is an independent woman who has always campaigned for women’s rights. After having raised only his daughters, triplets conceived following a short story, worked all his life in a family planning in the heart of the district of Goutte d’Or in Paris. At seventy, her three daughters now adults, she can finally enjoy life with her lover, André. But when she finds herself five and a half months pregnant, everything collapses …
Facing Nona, played by a surprising Miou-Miou in the role of this free and elusive woman who does what she wants and whose pride clashes with her feelings, there is Manu (Virginie Ledoyen), mother at the home whose marriage is in turmoil, Gaby (Clotilde Hesme) sexologist without ties, and finally George (played by Valérie Donzelli), who has never managed to leave the family cocoon or to finish her thesis.
The actresses, in tune, deliver a cheerful choral score in the role of triplets, each having inherited a male nickname and chosen family, work or studies as a refuge. Their mother’s ordeal will give them the opportunity to strengthen family ties, but also to confront themselves and their own frustrations. A fable about the sorority as unique as it is successful, Nona and her daughters will be broadcast in early December on Arte.