Bloody Daughter

France | 2012 | 96 min
French, English | Subtitles in French
Author: Stéphanie Argerich
Cinematography: Stéphanie Argerich, Luc Peter
Cast: Martha Argerich, Stephen Kovacevich
Sound mixing: Didier Rey
Editing: Vincent Pluss
Producer: Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Luc Peter


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Presented for the first time at FIFA, this film by director Stéphanie Argerich offers a captivating view of her matriarchal family that tends to stand out from the ordinary. Daughter of piano giants Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich, the director never truly was acknowledged by her father. Since her very youth, she developed a fusional bond with her mother, whom she would accompany in all her travels and film upon reaching her teenage years. On the other hand, as he did not live with them, her father was more distant, even though their ties would grow stronger over time. However, the main subject of Bloody Daughter, the playful nickname that the American pianist would give to Stéphanie, is the relationship between an acclaimed mother, who acts as both a pillar and an unruly child, close but inaccessible, and her three daughters. A self-portrait of an intense and thrilling clan.


Stéphanie Argerich

Stéphanie Argerich was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1975. She studied Russian in Moscow then Photography at the Parsons School of Design, New York. In Paris, she did several training courses of video recording where she directed her first movies.
Filmography | Nemanja Radulovic : Retour à Belgrade (2009) ; Portrait du pianiste Evgeny Kissin (2008) ; Portrait de la pianiste Laure Favre-Kahn (2005) ; Portrait de la pianiste Marcela Roggeri (2005) ; Concurso (2003) ; Le Bonheur de chanter (2003).

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Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
Screening # 39
Presented by SWISS FILMS
Bloody Daughter
FIFA Special Screenings

Bloody Daughter

France | 96 min | 2012

French, English | Subtitles in French