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.
While sharing with us the delights and hardships of living with an autistic daughter, the director touches on the most vital questions concerning love: freedom, acceptance and unconditionality. To love is to let go.
World Premiere and Georges de Beauregard International Prize and Renaud Victor Prize at FID Marseilles.