The Heirs 2015
Los Herederos (original title) Drama | 26 October 2015 (Mexico)
Teenagers’ leisure at full swing: a group of friends spend their holidays at parties, having sex, boozing, and partaking in any adventure that brings them a boost of adrenaline. As they use violence for entertainment and to fulfill their authoritarian fantasies, their adventures will show the cracks and the collapse of the perfect world they live in.
Satoshi is only in the fifth grade at elementary school. He is unhappy with his father, his perfidy and the company he keeps. Enter transfer student Kozue who is different and exciting. She is not just any different though. She truly is from far away and has a gift for Satsohi and the townspeople. The town grow close.
Une nuit, a travers champs 2019
56min | Drama, Short | 2019
In a working class town near the border, Anthony and Dylan, two inseparable fourteen-year-olds, decide to set out by foot for a Retro House evening at a nightclub. While one wants to meet up with Océane, a girl he’s in love with, the other wants to escape his dealer brother, from whom he’s stolen money and some of his drug supply.
Moments of joy, bonding and roughhousing on a school trip to the beach counterpoint one teen boy’s introspective sexual awakenings and questionings. Magnificent cinematography and editing create a visual feast that provides the imagery for a narrated poem by Peter Laberge alluding to early homosexual desires, but with Catholic overtones never directly expressed. This is a moving examination of becoming aware of one’s difference—yes, this can be frightening, as can be the threats to one’s safety that still come with it. “And he likes us until he doesn’t / Like trees struck by lightening / We aren’t visible until we’re on fire.”—from “Boy Saint” by Peter Laberge
La fin de l’été 2019
1h 32min | Drama | TV Movie 27 September 2019
Ali, 15, and his younger brother Selim spend their summer holidays in the country with their grandparents, André and Françoise. The opportunity for Ali to finally leave the world of childhood, because he has decided: he is ready for his first time, the time of a summer that will be for him forever unforgettable. But, echoing his love torment, there are also those of his grandmother’s illness and his grandfather’s daily struggle to cope with the wavering memory of his wife.