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Original title: Adolescentes
German title: Adolescents
France, 2019

Director: Lifshitz, Sébastien
Production company: Agat Films & Cie
Co-producers: ARTE
Age recommendation: 13 years and up
Length: 135 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Born in a small, provincial French town, Anaïs and Emma have been best friends since childhood. It's a friendship that's blind to differences in social backgrounds and character. Given incredible access, Sébastien Lifshitz painstakingly filmed Emma and Anaïs' transformation over the years, during a period when their physical, emotional and intellectual development is dramatic. We first meet them aged 13, their lives are dominated by boys, teachers and arguing with their mums. But as we witness them near adulthood, their journey is both fascinating and surprisingly moving. At the same time, the influence of their environment and family circumstances becomes increasingly apparent. New experiences, everyday conversations and events both personal and political anchor the film, creating a uniquely textured and deeply personal portrait of two young French women. (BFI London Film Festival)

Locarno IFF 2019, Rome IFF 2019, BFI London IFF 2019, Cine Junior Paris 2020

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Doc & Film (FR)

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