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Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Helen O’Hanlon
Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 29 min | 2017

At the turn of the 20th Century, at a boardinghouse in Paris, a young girl’s life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wirewalker.

Based on the much loved Caldecott Medal winning book starring Academy Award nominee Tom Conti, BAFTA winner Miriam Margolyes and rising star Dixie Egerickx.

Mirette - Helen O'HanlonHelen O’Hanlon

Hailed as an ‘exciting future voice in cinema’ at the 53rd New York Film Festival, Helen’s debut film ‘How to be a Villain’ became a favourite of critics and audiences and won a number of awards, including Best Director at the Oscar-qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival and The Forry Ackerman Award for Imagination in Film at the inaugural Silver Scream Film Festival.

She is trailblazing the ‘Mirette’ format of short form live action children’s book adaptations with more titles in the pipeline. In the meantime she has originated a new travel show format with UK comedy legend, Vic Reeves and is developing a feature-length version of Mirette.

Mirette Film Poster | Helen O'Hanlon, Director

Film Information

Directors: Helen O’Hanlon
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 29 min


Written: Helen O’Hanlon
Director of Photography: Mark Stubbs FSC
Composer: Art Lewy
Editor: Iain Whitewright
Producers:  Michael Stanish, Helen O’Hanlon
Executive Producer: Michael Stanish

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