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Bernard Bellefroid


Belgium 2014

In English and French / English subtitles
94 min
For audicences aged 7 and above

A homeless young hairdresser agrees to bear an older woman's child in exchange for enough money to start her own long dreamt-of salon. Holed up in the elder lady's English country home by the sea, the two women first warily circle each other, then slowly start to bond around convoluted questions of motherhood.

Ronnie Scheib, Variety

A number of themes are daringly tackled, such as gratitude, absence, loneliness, communication. Bernard Bellefroid talks about what it means to be a surrogate mother, in a manner that's seldom seen in film. Rather than looking at the broad spectrum, he chooses to focus solely on his characters and makes Melody a very intimate work, a sensitive drama from which we won't emerge unscathed.

Guilhem Caillard, Cineuropa.

Screenplay: Bernard Bellefroid, Carine Zimmerlin
Cast: Rachael Blake, Lucie Debay, Don Gallagher, Laure Roldan, Clive Hayward, Lana Macanovic, Julie Maes
Production: Patrick Quinet, Claude Waringo, Serge Zeitoun, Gilles Padovani / Artémis Productions, Liaison cinématographique, Mille et Une Films, Samsa Film
Sales: Doc & Film International