Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's

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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's
Maman est chez le coiffeur
Directed by Léa Pool
Produced by Lyse Lafontaine
Michel Mosca
Written by Isabelle Hébert
Starring Marianne Fortier
Élie Dupuis
Céline Bonnier
Hugo St-Onge-Paquin
Laurent Lucas
Gabriel Arcand
Benjamin Chouinard
Antoine Desrochers
Lenie Scoffié
Paule Ducharme
Distributed by Equinoxe Films
Release date
  • May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (French: Maman est chez le coiffeur) is a 2008 drama directed by Léa Pool.


The film takes place in the summer of 1966. A young girl named Élise is enjoying summer vacation, until her mother suddenly abandons her family. It's then that Élise becomes more aware of the dreams, sorrows, and lies of the people closest to her. Her brother Coco stubbornly seeks refuge in constructing a supercar, and the youngest, Benoît, plummets deep into his own internal world, retreating ever-further in the furnace room of their house. Élise's father is simply overwhelmed by the situation. And so Élise decides to take the helm of her drifting family in an attempt to save their future. With support from the silent comfort her mentor Monsieur Mouche offers, and the wonders of nature around her, Élise is on the verge of experiencing a summer unlike any other.[1]


Maman est chez le coiffeur was released in Quebec on May 2, 2008. It has since played at several festivals, including:

  1. Toronto International Film Festival
  2. San Sebastián Film Festival
  3. Französische Filmtage Tübingen
  4. Kingston Canadian Film Festival
  5. Verzaubert Film Festival


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