Le Secret

An intimate portrait of Mazarine Pingeot the “secret” daughter of former French President François Mitterrand. Her existence was the object of a pact of silence instigated by her parents in order to protect her… and them. Mazarine grew up as a hidden child whose secret was only known to her family and their close friends until November 1994 when her life and status changed radically. From a silent anonymous child, she became the unwilling victim of a media craze.

Ten years later, and pregnant with her first child, Mazarine confronts the emotions of her childhood.

Director: Solveig Anapach
Writers: Mazarine Pingeot, Solveig Anspach
Producers: Dan Walker, Mohamed Ulad

2005