Frederic Baillif’s remarkably authentic docu-style drama follows a group of teenage girls in a residential care home. Emerging from difficult backgrounds, here in the safe house, the girls find a new sense of community full of unexpected tensions and intimacies. An incident triggers a chain of reactions that reveal the imperfections of the youth protection system, as well as the demons that haunt the girls. Created in close collaboration with the young actors, La Mif tenderly questions what it might actually mean to be part of a family.

This film contains scenes of suicide and references to sexual violence.