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MARCH 7 - 17 2019

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BEING 17

“Quite extraordinary" 

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DATE: 12 Mar 2017

TIME: 7:00 pm 

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

CLASSIFICATION  15+

Original Title  Quand on a 17 ans

Date  2016

Country  France

Language  French

Director  André Téchiné

Screenwriter  Céline Sciamma, André Téchiné

Cast

Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila

Genre

Drama

Run Time 116min

 

Tag line

Damien is the pampered teenage son of a soldier and a doctor. He lives with his mother in Army barracks in the south of France while his father is on a military mission in the Central African Republic. 

SYNOPSIS

Damien shows a new, defiant side of himself in high school in order to stave off the bullies who taunt him over his effeminate ways: a friend of his father’s is teaching him to wrestle.

 

When he meets Tom, the adopted son of local farmers, the hatred between the two boys is immediate and visceral. But when Tom’s mother is forced to go to the hospital, Damien’s mother quite naturally offers to take Tom into their home for a short while. The tension between the two boys becomes more and more palpable…

Quotes

... an ultra-naturalistic slice of rocky adolescent life that combines violence and sensuality, wrenching loss and tender discovery”

- The Hollywood Reporter

Awards & Screenings

Berlinale 1016

Source  

Elle Driver 

Presented in association with the Alliance Française French Film Festival