A Childhood

A Childhood

Film poster
Directed by Philippe Claudel
Produced by Margaret Ménégoz
Written by Philippe Claudel
Starring Alexi Mathieu
Angélica Sarre
Pierre Deladonchamps
Jules Gauzelin
Patrick d'Assumçao
Cinematography Denis Lenoir
Edited by Isabelle Devinck
Distributed by Les Films du Losange
Release dates
  • 23 September 2015 (2015-09-23)[1]
Running time
100 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $4 million
Box office $200,000[2]

A Childhood (French: Une Enfance) is a 2015 French drama film written and directed by Philippe Claudel.[3]


Jimmy is 13 years old and lives in a small dilapidated town in eastern France. At a young age, he has to stand on his own feet and assume the primary care role for his younger brother Kévin. During the summer, Jimmy is forced to grow up quickly as he hovers between his errant mother and his domineering criminal stepfather.



Filming took place from 9 June 2014 til 1 August.[3]


It received the Best Film Award at the Chicago International Film Festival.[4]


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