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Rémi Chayé retraces the childhood of the legendary Calamity Jane in this homage to Westerns, and offers a tale of initiation about the discovery of freedom, enhanced by a flamboyant color palette.
1863, United States of America. 12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West in a large covered wagon train in search of a better life. After Martha Jane’s father is hurt in a serious accident, she takes charge of her siblings and learns to drive the family wagon. She has never felt so free. Utterly practical and bold, Martha Jane dresses as a boy and becomes increasingly troublesome for the community due to her outspoken braveness. When the leader of the convoy wrongly accuses her of theft, she runs away to find proof...
MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL - 2022 OFFICIAL SELECTION
ORIGINAL TITLE: CALAMITY, UNE ENFANCE DE MARTHA JANE CANNARY
DIRECTED BY RÉMI CHAYÉ
FRANCE | 2020 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES