This documentary made in two parts, begins with Jeanette, an old lady explaining her life with her things. While, in the second part, her objects and archives tell us different things about her. A 90 years-old lady explains the origin of her perception of possessions and the personal reasons which drive her to amass things. Things that have taken over her living space. Confronting the problem of emptiness and fullness, the story follows Jeanette with her hoarding disorder. A poetic journey following a lady who represents herself with the past, present and future through her relationship with things. Virginie Balabaud (filmmaker) offers her an artistic alternative by suggesting to build a tent with all her accumulated fabrics.
It’s the second part of the movie, the filmmaker plays the role of Jeanette in a burlesque way. Through Jeanette’s objects, archives, we develop the History of France : the feminist fight against bourgeoisie education, the second world war and the after war, emancipation and adaptation of a woman in the modern time. Melting the past and present, the viewer can have an image of the life of Jeanette.
Virginie Balabaud Director