MFF Praha - Febiofest
The story of a free-spirited nanny who turns a family upside down is based on a play – its author Catherine Léger also wrote the film script. “I contributed my ideas as a director, adding, for example, aspects of horror and erotic films, to create a stranger environment, as I see the babysitter as a character who is able to hypnotise others,” said Monia Chokri, at the post-screening discussion.
The film’s feminist theme is very relevant today, but the director deliberately gave it a 1970s visual. “For me, the film is mainly about dominance. Even in 2022, we talk about gender discrimination and equality, and I ask: Why is it still a topic? Why are we still fighting this fight? By that old aesthetic, I am saying that the theme of my film is age-old,” says the filmmaker, who also stars in the film herself.