The Damsels

Delphine Corrard

Synopsis

Laurenne is an old lady in a retirement home. Discreet and obedient, she is quietly getting depressed. That is until she meets Sylvie, a forty-year-old woman freshly hired in the establishment. As they become friends, Laurenne finally discovers what boldness is.

Director Biography

Delphine Corrard was born in France in 1979. After doing a one-year training course in the Living Arts at the Paris VIII University, she began her studies at the Ecole Supérieure d’Etudes Cinématographiques (ESEC), specializing in editing. She then became an assistant director and unit manager on many feature-films, TV series and advertisements. Among the projects she has worked on, we can mention the feature film Mesrine – ennemi public n°1, the TV show Profilage, and many commercials for notable brands (HSBC, American Airlines, Volswagen, RATP, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.). Delphine Corrard then decided to make her own projets, directing a docu-fiction in 2009 called Le Thaï Cellophané following the daily life of a homeless man from Thailand. The Damsels, produced by Origine Films, is her first fiction short-film.

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