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Premières solitudes Claire Simon

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Young Solitude

The boys and girls are 16 to 18 years old, students at a secondary school in Ivry, on the outskirts of Paris. But Claire Simon doesn’t go inside their classrooms, opting instead to film the “interstices,” the moments when the students enjoy a break from academic matters to chat with each other, in groups of two, three or four, on a bench or a wall. They all feel as though they’re on their own; whether their family is stifling, absent, blended or immigrant, they tell their stories and take comfort in dialogue and friendship. The filmmaker helps us share in their emotions – from the worries typical of an uncertain time of life to their hopes for a future, where anything is possible. (ACO)

Presented in collqboration with the Service de coopération et d'action culturelle du Consulat général de France à Québec

Premières solitudes

  • Country : France
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 100 MIN
  • Cinematography : Claire Simon
  • Editing : Claire Simon, Luc Forveille, Léa Masson
  • Production : Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana
  • Sound Design : Pierre Bompy, Elias Boughedir, Virgile Van Ginneken, Nathalie Vidal
Filmography of Claire Simon :

Ça brûle (2006)
Les bureaux de Dieu (2008)
Gare du Nord (2013)
Le bois dont les rêves sont faits (2015)
Le concours (2016)

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