Comedy and Drama | Running Time: 100 minutes
2022 / French and English
Country: Canada and France
ProducerDavid Gauquié, Nancy Grant, Julien Deris, Sylvain Corbeil, Jalil Lespert, Dany Boon, Jean-Luc Ormières
CastJoseph Engel, Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri, Arthur Igual, Karine Gonthier-Hyndman, Thomas Laperrière, Anthony Therrien, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Lévi Doré, Jeff Roop
ScriptwriterCharlotte Le Bon
Two teenagers develop a close bond when thrown together on a family holiday in Quebec, where they are staying in a cabin by an eerily dark lake in the woods. 16-year-old Chloe (Sara Montpetit) gets morbid adolescent thrills from stories of drownings and hauntings that are part of the local lore. The well-behaved Sebastien (Joseph Engel), 13 – but “nearly 14” - is fascinated by this older and seemingly worldly girl, who sneaks wine and cigarettes, gets asked out to parties by older guys and is sleeping – along with his little brother - in a bunk tantalisingly adjacent to his own. Initially reluctant to hang out with a younger boy, Chloe is drawn to Bastien’s humour, sensitivity and dance moves; the two become inseparable. Actress-turned-director Charlotte LeBon manages the mix of sadness, awkwardness and fun of first love with a sure hand while never losing sight of the story’s tonal melancholy.