Miss Montigny

When Sandrine, 20 years old, is eliminated from the Miss City contest, she doesn’t dare tell her mother. And, in order not to disappoint her, she will still try to win, even if it means sleeping with the counselor or getting breast implants.

The Brussels director of Miss In Dreams, a documentary that followed the election of Miss Schaerbeek, takes the step towards a feature film. Miss Montigny is mainly supported by the Walloon producer Sébastien Delloye who concentrates the expenses in the Walloon Region thanks to the shooting of the exteriors in Charleroi as well as the editing (at Ciné-Services) and the mixing (at API Sudios).
The film has a nice financing plan and the main roles are played by Sophie Quinton (Who Killed Bambi) and Ariane Ascaride (Marius and Jeannette) whose presence underlines the parallelism in the warmth of the director’s view of Charleroi with the love of Marseille found in the works of Robert Guédiguian. As soon as it was presented on paper, Miss Montigny had the potential to be a good popular entertainment with a strong Belgian accent, in the spirit of the times and underpinned by a universal theme.