Betty Fisher et autres histoires

Two women, worlds apart: Betty, a talented young writer, who experiences the joys of being a mother with her four-years-old son Joseph; Carole, a waitress in a downtown bar who hasn’t had it easy in life, and who, when not indifferent to her son José, is downright mean to him.

There was absolutely no reason for these two worlds to meet. That is, until Margo – Betty’s long lost, very unstable mother – comes back into her daughter’s life after a long absence. Following the tragic death of Betty’s child, Margot invents a plan worthy of her madness to prove her love to her daughter.

Destiny brings these women together to experience one unpredictable, impossible situation after another, right up until the final dénouement.

«Betty Fisher and Other Stories», a psychological thriller about three emotionally tormented mothers, is, in the end, an incredible tribute to maternal love and to the triumph of the will to live.

Director and screenwriter

Claude Miller


Nicole Robert
Annie Miller
Yves Marmion


Sandrine Kiberlain
Nicole Garcia
Mathilde Seigner
Luck Mervil

Sélection officielle

Florence Film Festival, Italy, 2001
Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, 2001
Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2001

Cesar, French cinema 2002

Nomination – Best supporting actor – Edouard Baer
Nomination – Best supporting actress – Nicole Garcia

2001 Florence Film Festival

Winner – Special Jury Award

2001 Montreal World Film Festival

Winner – International Critic’s Award and Best actresses – Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicole Garcia and Mathilde Seigner

2001 Chicago international Film Festival

Winner – Silver Hugo Award: Best actresses, Nicole Garcia and Sandrine Kiberlain