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Half a policeman, half a drug dealer, or 100% Isabelle Huppert – “The Godmother” is already in theaters

The French crime comedy “The Godmother” from the selection of the Sinelibri 2020 film and literature festival will enter cinemas on February 5.

The title opened last year’s edition of the festival and won over the audience with its fresh humor, social message and superb acting.

Isabelle Huppert in The Godmother (Photo: Cinelibri)

The screenplay is the work of Antoine Salome and Jean-Paul Salome and is based on the eponymous bestseller by Anelor Kerr. The novel is on the New York Times list of “100 notable books of 2019.” and was awarded the European Prize for Criminal Prose, as well as the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, the most prestigious French prize for criminal literature.

The main role in the film is played by the iconic French actress Isabelle Huppert. Her partners are Hippolyte Girardot, Farida Uchani, Lillian Rover, Nadia Nguyen and others.

Half a cop, half a drug dealer, or 100% Isabelle Huppert! The grandee of French cinema enters the skin of a frustrated translator in a police station, who dives into the dangerous waters of drug trafficking.

At the heart of this entertaining and ambiguous comedy is Solitaire Portofu, a weary French-to-Arabic translator who works in the anti-drug police department. Her income is limited and her eccentric mother is in hospital and requires appropriate care.

Isabelle Huppert in The Godmother (Photo: Cinelibri)

When she realizes that she knows one of the wiretapped drug dealers, Solitaire decides to cover for him, but this move draws her to the deepest waters of drug trafficking.

Soon she will mobilize all her knowledge and abilities to build her own criminal network, and will be nicknamed Mama Weed. (“Mama Marijuana”).

Since February 5, “The Godmother” is in the program of selected cinemas in the capital, incl. G-8 Cultural Center, Odeon Cinema, Vlaykova Cinema, Casa Libri, Euro Cinema, Cinema House, as well as in Arena Cinema, Sine Grand Park Center Sofia, Sine Grand Sofia Ring Mall, Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo.

THE GODFATHER (France 2020), Mama Weed (original title: LA DARONNE), 104 min., Crime comedy, directed by Jean-Paul Salome. The film is not recommended for persons under 12 years of age.

The film is distributed with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA program of the European Union.