Maniquerville, by Pierre Creton (2009)

The Maniquerville retirement home in Normandy is home to a number of senior citizens, many of them afflicted with neurodegenerative diseases. The actress Françoise Lebrun travels often from Paris to give readings for the residents, stimulating their memory and their speech.  A strong bond is formed between Françoise and Clara, who works at the home.


  • FID Marseille (France, 2009)
  • Viennale (Austria, 2009)
  • Torino Film Festival (Italy, 2009)




  • Director: Pierre Creton
  • Writer: Pierre Creton with the contribution of Cyril Neyrat and Marie Vermillard
  • Production Capricci Films
  • Cast: Françoise Lebrun and Clara Le Picard
  • Cinematography: Pierre Creton
  • Editing: Ariane Doublet
  • Sound: Graciela Barrault and Claire-Anne Largeron
  • Original title: Maniquerville
  • Duration: 83 min
  • Year: 2009
  • Country: France
  • Original language: French
  • Available versions: English
  • Screening formats: 35mm, Blu ray
  • International sales: Capricci Films
  • Available territories: all