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Penelope, My Love

by Claire Doyon, France, 88′, 2021

For 18 years, director Claire Doyon has been filming Pénélope, her daughter with autism. Composed of DV tapes, Super 8 reels and HD archives, Penelope My Love traces the relationship between mother and daughter through different stages – the shock of the diagnosis, the fight against it, the resolve, the acceptance and discovery of a different mode of existence.