Despite being nearly 30, Hélène still looks like a teenager. She writes powerful texts with a caustic humour and is, as she says herself, part of a “miscalibrated batch that doesn’t fit in anywhere.” A visionary author, her poetry speaks to us of her world and ours. She works with a director who is adapting her work for the theatre and has discussions with a mathematician. Yet Hélène cannot speak or hold a pen and has never learned to read or write. She was 20 years old when her mother discovered that she could communicate by arranging laminated letters on a sheet of paper. This is one of the many mysteries of a woman who calls herself Babouillec.
Julie Bertuccelli is a French director born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1968. She has a Master's degree in philosophy and worked as an assistant director with directors such as Georges Lautner, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Bertrand Tavernier and Christian de Chalonge while launching a career as a documentary film-maker in 1993. Her first feature film, “Depuis qu'Otar est parti” (Since Otar Left) (2003), was a great international success and won numerous awards, including the Critics' Week Grand Prix at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival and the César for the Best First Feature Film in 2004. Since then, her feature films such as “L’arbre” (The Tree) (fiction, 2010), “La cour de Babel” (School of Babel) (documentary, 2014), “Dernières nouvelles du cosmos” (Latest News from the Cosmos) (documentary, 2016) and “La dernière folie de Claire Darling” (Claire Darling) (fiction, 2018) have been screened and received awards in numerous festivals around the world.