Call me Elizabeth

A film by Jean-Pierre Améris


Ten years' old Betty is afraid of ghosts and dark corners. When her sister Agnès leaves to go to high school, Betty is left by herself, between her parents, Régis and Mado in the middle of a marriage crisis, and Rose, the almost dumb maid. That's when Yvon steps over the wall between the garden of the family house and the asylum that Régis manages. Moved by his frailness, Betty hides Yvon for several days inside the cottage where the bicycles are stored. Betty tells him her fears and joys and slowly Yvon becomes her best friend and confident, even though Yvon does not speak much. But the hiding place is not safe enough and Yvon is afraid to leave on his own, so Betty decides to run away with him...


Elisabeth : Alba-Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi
Régis : Stéphane Freiss
Mado : Maria de Meideros
Yvon : Benjamin Ramon
Rose : Yolande Moreau


Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
Produced by Fabienne Vonier
Screenplay: Guillaume Laurant
Adaptation: Jean-Pierre Améris et Guillaume Laurant
Director of photography : Stéphane Fontaine - AFC
Sound: Amaury de Nexon, Benoît Biral
Editing: Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
Sets : Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
Costumes: Dorothée Guiraud
1st assistant director: Nils Hamelin
Script supervisor: Delphine Régnier
Casting: Tatiana Vialle
Production manager: Philippe Roux
Music: Philippe Sarde
Line producer: Laurent Champoussin
Production accountant: Valérie Farthouat
Production secretary: Caroline Cochet
Still photographers: Jérôme Plon, Pascal Chantier

Production information

In co-production with France 3 Cinéma and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
With th participation of Canal +, Région Rhône-Alpes and the Centre National de la Cinématographie, TPS Star and TV5
In association with Sofica Soficinéma 2.
With the support of the Procirep and the Angoa-Agicoa

Technical information

Year of production : 2006
Length : 90 mn

Festivals and awards

Official selection Rome Film Festival 2006


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