Three little words

Directed by Paola Valentin

  • genre Documentary
  • duration 10 minutes
  • status diffusion
  • release 2022

Alone, in my truck, I travel France to meet strangers. From mountains to countryside, along the seashore, I record, photograph, paint on Plexiglas the strangers encountered by chance. A gallery of portraits from which the ghosts of existence resurface. A library of memories, faces, and 'I love yous,' three simple words.


  • Direction, screenplay, production Paola Valentin
  • Cinematography Paola Valentin, Marie Gioanni
  • Sound Paola Valentin, Damien Luquet
  • Editing Paola Valentin, Victor Hérault
  • Sound Editing Paola Valentin
  • Mixing Corentin Favreau
  • Color Grading Michaël Voinis
  • Music Paola Valentin
  • Production and distribution Hutong Productions


  • Festival Premiers Plans, Films d’Ici Section Angers 2022
  • Des courts en hiver Competition, Corsica 2022
  • Festival Cinémanie Official Competition, Auxerre
  • Champs Elysées Film Festival Official Competition, Paris 2022
  • Festival du film de l’Est Official Competition, Strasbourg 2022
  • Portland State University Champs Elysées US Tour 2022, USA
  • University of Chicago Champs Elysées US Tour 2022, USA
  • Festival MyFirstDoc Official Competition, Tunis, Tunisia