LAETITIA

By Jean-Xavier DE LESTRADE

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Completed 2019


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2020
Indie Episodic
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Xavier DE LESTRADE
    • Synopsis
    • When 18-year-old Jessica finds her twin sister Laetitia’s overturned scooter outside their foster parents’ home, it quickly becomes clear that something is terribly wrong. French police swiftly reconstruct the young girl’s final hours, leading to the arrest of lifelong criminal Tony Meilhon. Though investigators are convinced they have the right man, they are woefully unable to locate an integral piece of evidence: his victim’s body. The sordid details of this heinous crime develop into a focal point for the national media, drawing the attention of politicians at the highest level and leading to intense scrutiny of the country’s legal system.