Will It Snow for Christmas? (film)

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Will It Snow for Christmas?
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Y aura-t-il de la neige à Noël ?
Directed by Sandrine Veysset
Written bySandrine Veysset
Antoinette de Robien
Produced by Humbert Balsan
Starring Dominique Reymond
Daniel Duval
Cinematography Hélène Louvart
Edited byNelly Quettier
Music byHenri Ancilotti
Ognon Pictures
Distributed byPyramide Distribution
Release dates
  • September 9, 1996 (1996-09-09)(TIFF)
  • December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18)(France)
Running time
90 minutes
Budget€1.2 million [1]
Box officeUS$51,950 (U.S) [1]

Will It Snow for Christmas? (original title: Y aura-t-il de la neige à Noël ?) is a 1996 French drama film directed by Sandrine Veysset and produced by Humbert Balsan. [2] [3]



In a modest market garden in the South of France, a woman raises her seven children alone. They all work hard alongside hired labour and are exploited by the farm owner, who is her lover and the father of the children, an unfeeling and demanding man who lives on a nearby estate with his legally married wife. Through her unconditional love, the mother strives to preserve the world of her children. She would rather bring them up in the country than in the town, without resources.



Award / Film FestivalCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
César Awards Best First Feature Film Won
Best Producer Humbert Balsan Nominated
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur CICAE Award - honorable mention Sandrine Veysset Won
Louis Delluc Prize Best FilmWon
Paris Film Festival Best ActressDominique ReymondWon
Special Jury PrizeSandrine VeyssetWon
Vienna International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize Won


  1. 1 2 "Y aura-t-il de la neige à Noël?". JP's Box-Office.
  2. "Will It Snow for Christmas?". Film Journal International . 2 November 2004.
  3. "FILM REVIEW; Nasty, Brutish And Idyllic". The New York Times . 17 December 1997.