A film by Nadège de Benoit-Luthy

Life-size Pauline

A film by Nadège de Benoit-Luthy

  • 2023
  • Switzerland, Belgium
  • 73 minutes
  • VO french

Pauline juggles life between her kids and her work as a landscape designer where she is having to fight for her place amongst her male collegues. Her life is turned upside-down when her mother tells her that she is going to live abroad and will nolonger be able to take care of her children, then becomes chaotic when she is appointed manager of an important landscape project. Her life is sinking in every direction. Will Pauline know how to bounce back ? Show her strength and find her true place ? Summer is here and everything is coming to a head.


Déborah François
Thibaut Evrard
Jo Deseure
Jean-Henri Compère
Baptiste Gilliéron

Written by
Nadège de Benoit-Luthy

Directed by
Nadège de Benoit-Luthy

Director of photography
Dino Franco Berguglia

Myriam Rachmuth

Mallika Hermand
Félix Fivaz

Sound engineer
Marc Thill

Sound editing and mixing
Valène Leroy
Selia Çakir
Franco Piscopo

First assistant director
Benoît Monney

Art directing
Margaux Renvoisé

Julie Chenevard

Virginie Pernet

Danièle Parmentier

Benoît Delfosse

Production manager
Christelle Michel

Elena Tatti
Joseph Rouschop

Box Productions

In coproduction with
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
RTBF (Télévision belge)

Swiss distribution
Outside the Box

filmography of the filmmaker

Born in Morges (Switzerland) in 1977, Nadège de Benoit-Luthy studied cinema at ÉCAL – École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, from which she graduated in 2003. Her diploma film, Petit(s) cadaver(s) personnel(s), was selected at the Locarno festival in 2003 and at the Solothurn Film Festival in 2004. She then directed Ménagerie intérieure (2007) and Orages d’été (2014), both co-produced between France and Switzerland. Selected in particular in Angers, at the Tout Écran Festival in Geneva or in Amiens, Ménagerie intérieure, portrait of a young twenty-something who must find her place and assert herself, receives the “Cinema e Gioventù” Prize for best Swiss short film at Locarno in 2007. Orages d’été, a summer short examining the disintegration of a couple, had its world premiere at the Porny Days Film Kunst Festival in Zurich, then was shown notably at the Locarno, Bilbao and Lille festivals and received the Best Screenplay Prize at FIKE – Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Évora.

Life-size Pauline is her first feature film.