On the day of his release from juvenile detention, Zachary is rejected by his mother, who is unwilling to care for him. He is forced to go to a children’s home instead, and eventually leave Marseille. Hopeless, he reverts to the old habits that got him into trouble in the first place. On a joyride, he meets Shéhérazade, a teenage prostitute. An undeniable chemistry ignites and soon turns into a relationship that will change both their lives, bringing a glimmer of light and hope to their wounded souls. In this coming-of-age-on-steroids tale, both teens will have to be vulnerable and fight for their bond to overcome the adversity in their lives. Jean-Bernard Marlin’s camera captures newcomers Dylan Robert and Kenza Fortas’s electrifying performances as the star-crossed lovers in this raw and authentic, bright and dark — but above all hopeful — film.
In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.
|Running Time:||106 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||U.S. Premiere|
|Language:||in French with English subtitles|
|Principal Cast:||Dylan Robert, Kenza Fortas, Idir Azougli, Lisa Amedjout, Sofia Bent, Nabila Bounab, Osman Hrustic, Abdelkader Benkaddar, Abdellah Khoulalene, Agnès Cauchon, Sabine Gavaudan|
|Screenwriter:||Jean-Bernard Marlin, Catherine Paillé|
|Primary Company:||Films Boutique|
guests in attendance
Director Jean-Bernard Marlin will be in attendance January 11 and 12.