Synopsis: Catimini tells the stories of four girls, aged 6-18 years, living in the custody of the Department of Youth Protection. Their fates solitary meet at a reception honoring Bilodeau, a foster home where they stayed at different times. It will be for each other and the opportunity reunion they will not forget anytime soon.
Genre: Drama
  5 nominations.
111 min




Here's the little bridge.

When we get

to the little bridge, Cathy,

that means we're nearly there.

The house is just after it.

If you look out my side

you'll see it.

This way.

Are you looking, Cathy?

Cathy, sweetie?

See it? The pretty red house.

You'll have plenty of room

to play here.

And guess what?

There's a lovely swimming pool.

You can swim all summer,

you lucky girl.

Careful, sweetie.

Come on, sweetie.

Hey! Your garden is so big,

I couldn't see you.

- Isn't the weather gorgeous?

- It's wonderful.

- I hope it lasts for my holidays.

- Lucky you.

It's meant to stay dry

for the next few weeks.

It's good for your tomatoes.

- How long will you be away?

- Three weeks.

Rjeanne, this is Cathy.

My, isn't she a cutie?

This is Cathy, Cathy Monette.

She's six.

Look, Cathy, this is Rjeanne,

your new foster mother.

Hello, gorgeous girl.

Welcome to our home.

Don't be shy.

You'll see,

you're going to like it here.

Right, here's a bag

of things for her.

Let me check the clothes

while you're here.

I don't know what happened

last time when Chlo arrived

but everything was too small.

I've only got an hour

to get back for an emergency.

I suggest you look at these later

if you don't mind.

Call me tomorrow

if you need to buy anything

and I'll authorise it

before my holiday.

All right.

Right. Here are her medical records

and her ID card.

That's mine.

This is the contract.

You sign it and keep a copy.

This is the code of ethics

for foster families.


Let's spare the trees.

Do you want a glass of juice,


It's ages since you were here.

- The last kid you gave me was...

-Little Charlotte.

- Ah, yes, Charlotte.

- Charlotte Gallieppe.

Funny you should mention her.

I visited her yesterday.

She's been with her new family

for two months.

I've completely redecorated

the bedroom.

I'm so pleased with it.

Look, Cathy.

Isn't it a lovely room?

Isn't it pretty, Cathy?

A lovely pink room.

That's not your bed.

This is your bed, Cathy.

Look, this is Cathy's bed.

Come and see your bed.

You'll be sharing

with three other girls.

They're older than you

but they're nice girls, you'll see.

This is for your things.

This is your space.

And this little drawer

is for your clothes.

Look at the lovely drawer decorated

with a flower and two ladybirds.

That's yours.

No, no, no, no.

Don't touch their things

without asking their permission.

You wouldn't like it if they touched

your things without asking.

It's the same for them.

How old are you?

Look at Rjeanne.

Tell me how old you are.

Look at my fingers.

How old are you?

Has she been assessed?

- I'm afraid I don't know...

- The reason I'm asking is,

I remember I had a little girl once

who was autistic

and no one had noticed.

Let's go out this way

and pick you some tomatoes.

- How kind. Thanks.

- You're welcome.

Maria Perez will be covering for me.

She's on the same number.


We've got a meeting with your mummy

when I get back from my holiday, OK?

I know what.

The weather's so nice,

why don't you go for a swim?

Yes, in the small pool. The big one

is just for when Raynald is there.

Did you hear that?

There's a little pool just for you.

- Can you swim?

- Mama Lou.

I want Mama Lou.

- Cathy!

- Mama Lou?

That was her first foster mother.

Oh, I see.

This is not going to be easy.

Come on, sweetheart.

Let's go and put your things away.

Have you got a swimming costume?

Never mind if you haven't.

We'll find you one.

It's so warm.

Rjeanne? Rjeanne?

- Rjeanne?

- Yes?

- Guess what?

- What?

We nearly got sprayed

by a skunk.

"Nearly" is good.

- Careful.

- Who's she?

- Can I have one?

- Yes, go ahead.

- She's Cathy.

- Is she the new girl?

- She's cute!

- She's a baby.

Hey, she's not a dolly.

- Is she sharing our room?

- Yes, she's sharing your room.

Listen, girls.

This is Cathy. She's just six.

So I want you to be

very, very gentle with her.

- She's sharing our room?

- Did you hear me?

- Eh, Amlie?

- OK.

Wait for me.

Quietly, girls. Quietly.

Yoo-hoo! Are you there?

Hey, Cathy?

She's not up here.

I can't see her.

-Perhaps she's outside.

- She's not.

Girls, have you seen Cathy?

- Cathy?

- Cathy!

- Cathy?

- Cathy!

- Cathy?

- We've looked everywhere.

I've found her, Rjeanne.

Come out, quick.

- Cathy, come out of there.

- I told her.

I'll count to three.

One... two... three.

Right. You're the smallest.

Go and get her.

Come out of there, sweetheart.

It's hot and it's dirty.

Come on, Cathy.

That's it.

Come to Rjeanne.

Cathy, when Rjeanne calls you,

you come.

Don't be too hard on her.

No? We were about

to call the police.

Eh? When Rjeanne calls you,

what do you do? You come.

- Poor kid.

- Keyla!

It's not difficult, sweetie.

If you behave,

there are positive consequences.

What's a positive consequence?

It's a reward.

But if you don't behave,

there are negative consequences.

What's a negative consequence?

A punishment.

She's only just got here.

You can't expect...

What have we said

about other people's business?

Don't get involved

and concentrate

on your own affairs.

OK, but it's not fair.

- Dad, Mum, guess what?

- What?

- The trip is going ahead.

- Great.

At least I think so.

- Is it still in September?

- Yes, but we're not sure yet...

Don't do that, sweetie.

The chair might topple over.

So you'll be missing school.

How long for?

- About a week.

- That won't matter.

What if he misses his exams?

I'll go and talk to your teacher.

He'll be all right

as long as he revises.

Look what Raynald's found for you.

Do you want to play?

Do you want a go

at filling the sieve?

We fill the sieve

with water like this.

And it falls straight through,

like rain.

Do you want to try?

That's right. Slowly.

You see? It's like rain.

That's it! Do you want

to try with the bucket?

Eh, sweetheart?

Do you want to try

with the bucket?

Do it again.

- Raynald?

- Yes?

Raynald, it's bedtime.

Time for beddy-byes.

Pass me the toys.

- We'll do it again tomorrow.

- Come here, sweetheart.

Come on.

You can't sleep by the pool.

Don't be grouchy.

- Come on.

- Yes.

- Come on.

- Miss grouchy pants.

Don't encourage her.

- Miss grouchy pants.

- Come here.

That's right, sweetheart.

Say night-night to Raynald.

- Night-night.

- Night, sweetie.


See you tomorrow.


Let's say good night

to my friend Giselle.

- Night-night, sleep tight.

- Night-night, Cathy sweetie.

I won't be long.

Don't drink the whole bottle.

A nice sleep will do you good.

I'll get your nightie for you.


This is your nightie, isn't it?

Arms up. That's it.

There. Pull it down.

Your teddy.

There. Take off your swimsuit.

I won't look.

Rjeanne has seen

little girls' bums before.

OK? Ready?

I'm looking.

Sleep tight, sweetheart.

Sweet dreams.

Look. A kiss for Teddy.

And a kiss for Cathy.

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