Our review of It’s You I’ve Been Waiting For: Adoption Fighters

In her documentary, director Stéphanie Pillonca speaks with sensitivity about the various journeys of parents and children leaving plenty of room for emotion.

At the 2020 Angoulême Francophone Film Festival and also those of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Sarlat and Valenciennes, Stéphanie Pillonca moved the audience with her documentary It’s you I’ve been waiting for whose release has been postponed several times because of the Covid. The director, who collaborated with Astrid de Lauzanne at the origin of the subject, paints the portrait of parents in need of children and children in need of parents.

Enora and Gilles hope to see their application for approval of adoption succeed; Lucile and Franck have obtained it, but at the same time discover that they are expecting a baby. English, Alexandra is looking for her son whom she gave birth under X teenage girl and whom she had to “to abandon”. Sylvian, in his fifties, now a father, sets out in search of his biological mother. Thanks to Stéphanie Pillonca, we share their daily life, their pain, the loss of a child or the impossibility of having one. But also the saving phone call, the good news and the hopes for the future. He…

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