by Chloé Robichaud
Delphine, a caustic portrait of power dynamics in our society, describes the journey of a young Lebanese girl who, in her own way, rises up against the intimidation she was subjected to as a child. Delphine is an ode to childhood, but also an examination of the wounds it can cause.
School is a microcosm, with its own hierarchy. But it’s basically a reflection of social politics in general. Nathalie Doummar, the screenwriter, and I, wanted to show how anger can take root in any society. Told from a female point of view, it gives an interesting perspective on how femininity and sexuality can be challenged, even repressed, during our childhood and teenage years..
Chloe Robichaud already has an established career. In 2013, she made the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival with her first feature, Sarah Prefers to Run. In 2012, her film Herd Leader was also presented in Cannes, nominated for the Palme d’Or for short film. Her film Boundaries (2016) was selected at the TIFF and won the “New Directors” award from the Seattle International Film Festival. Chloé is the creator of the webseries Féminin/Féminin.