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The great journey

Danielle is 90 years old and has a dream: to go on an adventure, from Russia to China, via Mongolia, aboard the Transsiberian. She would have taken this trip with her friend Lina, but she lives in a retirement home.
Juliette, her granddaughter offers to take her there. Danielle jumps at the opportunity to meet women of her age, in each country they pass through.
Intimate words and knowledge from the world mix together, in order to convey a funny and sensitive portrait of women.
The adventure becomes an act of transmission, and « The great journey », a hymn to life!

  • Juliette Lamboley
  • Juliette Lamboley
  • Danielle Miglierini
    Key Cast
  • Thylacine
  • Gregoire Chevalier Naud
  • Michael Olivier
    Sound editor
  • Kim Marc Huynh
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le grand voyage
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Social, Adventure, travel, family, drama, comedy, world
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    China, France, Mongolia, Russian Federation
  • Language:
    Chinese, French, Mongolian, Russian
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Director Biography - Juliette Lamboley

Juliette Lamboley is a french actress and director. She began to act at the age of 8 in many films, including "Daddy cool" with Daniel Auteuil, by Thomas Sorriaux and Vincent Desagnat and "Mademoiselle Gigi" by Caroline Huppert, for which she won the prize for the best actress at the Monte Carlo festival. After studying philosophy, she studied directing and scriptwriting at "L’école de la Cité", a film school created by the french director Luc Besson.
With "The great journey", she signs her first documentary.

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Director Statement

"Intimate words and knowledge from elsewhere intertwine, in order to convey a funny and sensitive portrait of old women."