Cast & Crew
Crippled by poverty, single mother Francoise Barnier works hard at her cleaning job to support herself and her two daughters. Unwilling to go on welfare, every day is a struggle to feed her family and survive. While at the supermarket one day, overwhelmed by the wealth of products she cannot afford, Francoise steals some packages of meat. Arrested for shoplifting, Francoise is acquitted by a sympathetic judge, but faces a retrial when the town causes an uproar over her 'lenient' treatment under the law.
Film is based on the true story of single mother Francoise Barnier.
Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.
Shown at Venice International Film Festival (New Territories) September 1-11, 1999.