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Original name: Marinette
English name: Marinette
Year: 2023
Run time: 95 Min
Language: French, English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director: Virginie Verrier
Producers: Virginie Verrier
Cast: Garance Marillier, Emilie Dequenne, Sylvie Testud, Fred Testot, Alban Lenoir
Screenplay: Virginie Verrier
Cinematographer: Xavier Dolléans
Editor: Jérôme Bréau
Sound Designer: Christophe Prié
Music Composer: Jean-Fabien Dijoud
Production Company: Vigo Films
World Sales: Pulsar Content


  • Tribeca FF 2023
  • Reykjavik IFF 2023
  • Hof IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 2 Hours From Paris

Director's Biography:

Virginie Verrier

Virginie Verrier was born in Paris. The films of Bunuel and Fellini she discovered in high school convinced her to become a film director. She graduated from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français and Paris University 8 and her career as an assistant director. Soon she started directing music videos, TV series and documentaries; in parallel she directed many short films. In 2016 she created the production company Vigo Films. 2 Hours From Paris is her first feature film, which she produced and directed. She has written and directed multiple episodes or TV Series in France. Marinette is her second feature.


Marinette Pichon is one of the world’s greatest stars of football, having held for almost two decades the record for the number of goals and caps for the French team (men/women combined), before becoming a FIFA Legend by being the first French player to have a career in the US. Pioneer of French women’s soccer, the film follows her fight to spread awareness on women’s rights in sport. A path full of pitfalls, from a childhood ravaged by an alcoholic and violent father to the heavy burden of coming out in an era where there is no such thing as LGBTQ+ rights. Her success in sport will fuel her desire to make a difference in the recognition of French women’s soccer, homosexuality, and equal opportunity. It is the story of a woman’s life, a fighter, an uncompromising ode to freedom, to surpassing oneself.