DEMI-SOEUR
2013, Rialto Pictures, 90 min, France, Dir: Josiane Balasko

In this heartwarming comedy, writer-director Josiane Balasko plays Nénette, a mentally challenged woman sent to an institution after the death of her mother. But because the place won’t allow her to keep pets, Nénette hits the road in search of her estranged father, with her beloved tortoise in tow. She finds instead her half-brother Paul (Michel Blanc), a man who seems to have little use for family. In French with English subtitles.