After her sixteenth birthday, Catherine’s life is turned upside down. At home, she has to deal with her distracted parents, whose only thought is their divorce. She thus spends increasingly more time away from home with her peers, with whom she explores drugs, alcohol, happiness and love. With an exceptional music selection, this adaptation of the eponymous novel by the renowned Canadian writer Geneviève Pettersen depicts a complicated growing up of a rebellious teenager and her friends in the mid-1990s.
Goddess of the Fireflies La déesse des mouches à feu
Screenplay Catherine Léger (based on the novel by Geneviève Pettersen), Cinematography Jonathan Decoster, Editing Stéphan Lafleur, Sound Desgin Sylvain Bellemare, Music Mathieu Charbonneau, Production Luc Vandal, Cast Kelly Depeault, Caroline Néron, Normand d'Amour, Élénore Loiselle, Robin L'Houmeau, Noah Parker, Marine Johnson etc.
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The Quiet Girl An Cailín Ciúin
Tuesday, 30. 05. 2023 / 18:15 / Main Hall
A quietly moving and sensitive coming-of-age story exploring issues of family, loneliness and grief through the eyes of its young protagonist. Filmed in the rarely heard Irish language, the film has delighted audiences and critics alike, winning numerous awards, including the Grand Prix in the Generation Kplus section at the Berlinale and an Oscar nomination.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Tuesday, 30. 05. 2023 / 19:00 / Small Hall
This deeply personal yet at the same time distinctly political documentary by Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) explores the inextricable link between the activism and the life and artistic work of Nan Goldin, one of the world’s most prominent photographers. A Golden Lion for the best film at last year’s Venice Film Festival.
The Night of the 12th La nuit du 12
Tuesday, 30. 05. 2023 / 20:30 / Main Hall
Every police investigator, sooner or later, comes across a case that starts to haunt them. For Yohan, it is Clara’s murder… A unique crime thriller, The Night of the 12th is a response to the divisions in today’s society and the fraught relationship between men and women. The film enjoyed a big night at the 2023 César Awards, scooping six prizes, including for Best Feature.