EN – Screenings – My Mum is in America and she met Buffalo Bill
This adaptation of Jean Regnaud’s autobiographical graphic novel takes us back to the 1970s. In a few soft, simple strokes, the film is an appropriate, but not too heavy, approach to complex, sensitive subjects such as the death of a loved one and social inequalities.
French title : Ma Maman est en Amérique elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill
A small provincial town in the 1970s. Jean is six years old and starting a new semester at school. When his teacher asks each child to tell the class what his father and mother do, Jean realises that he is different from the other children and awkwardly invents a story: “My mum is a secretary”. Actually, his mother is always travelling, and she sends postcards to his neighbour, Michèle. The little girl, who has already learned to read, reads the cards to Jean, who embroiders stories around them. But the truth may actually lie elsewhere. And Jean is just beginning to understand…