Director: Riad Sattouf
"An outrageous political satire that depicts an imagined matriarchy where girls rule the world with an iron fist." – Hollywood Reporter
In the follow-up to his directorial debut The French Kissers, French-Syrian comic book artist and director Riad Sattouf proffers up a gender-bending farce in which women rule and men drool. In the fictitious matriarchy of the People's Republic of Bubunne, women are warlords and sexual aggressors while the men are meek and complacent homemakers.
Jacky (Vincent Lacoste) is a young man in love with the Colonelle (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and is desperate to attend the grand ball, where she will choose a husband. Also starring Michel Hazanavicius (director of The Artist) and Noémie Lvovsky (from Farewell, My Queen, MIFF 2012; and The French Kissers), and filmed amongst the Soviet-era architecture of Georgia, Jacky in the Kingdom of Women is a twisted take on the Cinderella story that skewers sexism and fundamentalism to hilarious effect.
Producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint is a festival guest.