Section: International Competition of Feature Films in the Junior Category (over 11 years of age)
Director: Hugo Thomas, France, 2022, 95 min.
SELECT DATE TIME AND VENUE
Thu | 01.06 | 08:40 | Golden Apple Cinema 5
Fri | 02.06 | 10:30 | Golden Apple Cinema 2
Delegation: Hugo Thomas , Marielle Gautier
Tue | 06.06 | 08:30 | Golden Apple Cinema 1
Fourteen-year-old boys Jordan and Patrick live in a small village in the south of France and are bored to death. The only thing they enjoy is Call of Duty, a popular war video game in which they compete with Korean opponents. But one day, tragedy strikes; Jessica (their PlayStation 4) breaks down. How will they get money for a new one? Influenced by circumstances, the teens come up with a crazy idea: Jordan will fake cancer and start an online collection to support his treatment. Both completely cut off from reality, the boys are convinced that their virtual lie will never reach them. Not in their village, not at school, not at home... Money flows in, but the lie gets out and threatens their friendship. A brilliant comedy with a deep message; it plays with limits and breaks traditionally accepted decorum in the face of the suffering. Vanessa Paradis appears as a mother alongside the talented young non-actors.
Category : Good Mood , Touch of the Stars , Ups and Downs of Growing Up ,
|Directed by||Hugo Thomas|
|Screenplay||Hugo Thomas, Jules Lugan|
|Director of Photography||Vadim Asayed|
|Music||Benoît Rault, Lionel Flairs, François Villevieille|
|Edited by||Joseph Comar|
|Cast||Vanessa Paradis, Ewan Bourdelles, Noah Zandouche|