Des jeunes filles enterrent leur vie

Burial of Life as a Young Girl

Maïté Sonnet

Short film
desired! – film lust and queer

Axelle is experiencing one of the worst weekends of her life: She’s still caught up in dealing with the pain of a break-up, but has to travel to her sister’s hen party. This is taking place in a creepy spa in the mountains and is turning out quite differently than planned—just like the encounter between Axelle and Marguerite. It starts with pastel-coloured muffins, followed by arguments between all the women, before finally ending with queer flirting and making out.

Awards for »Burial of Life as a Young Girl«
Zuschauer*innenpreis – Festival Silhouette

Director / Script

Maïté Sonnet


Marine Atlan


Marylou Vergez


Clément Tijou, Clément Maléo


Luna Carpiaux, Aloïse Sauvage, Natacha Krief, Camille Léon-Fucien, Salomé Partouche

Production / Contact

Quartett Production

Maïté Sonnet

Maïté Sonnet

Maïté Sonnett is an emerging film-maker whose first short film Massacre has screened at more than 30 festivals. Burial of Life as a Young Girl is her second short film. She is currently working on her first feature film as well as writing the script for a French television series about witch hunts.

Films by Maïté Sonnett
Massacre 2019