Comedy and Drama | Running Time: 100 minutes
2022 / French and English dialogue
Country: Canada and FranceDirected by: Charlotte Le Bon
Charlotte Le Bon
She grew up in Quebec before moving to Paris, and worked as an actress with directors such as Michel Gondry, Lasse Hallström, Robert Zemeckis and Sean Ellis. Her passion for genre films led her to write and direct the short “Judith Hotel” (2018), presented at Cannes. “Falcon Lake” is her first feature.
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.