Softie

Softie

Petite nature

My French Films Festival selection available until February 13, VIP members only. Johnny is 10 years old, but is only interested in adult affairs. He is a curious onlooker to his mother's... More
1h34m France 2021
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Tags
Queer Family Coming-of-Age Europe Movies

Synopsis

My French Films Festival selection available until February 13, VIP members only.

Johnny is 10 years old, but is only interested in adult affairs. He is a curious onlooker to his mother's turbulent love life in their social housing estate in Lorraine. This year at school, he is in Mr Adamski's class. The young teacher believes in Johnny and helps him push open the doors to a whole new world.

Softie invites us to follow Johnny and see through his eyes as he finds in his new teacher an opportunity to change the course of his otherwise insipid life. We watch, touched, as his freedom develops through ambiguity and shame, and then finally flourishes. After Party Girl, Samuel Theis returns to the town of Forbach to bring us a sweet, poetic film with a resolutely political perspective on the moments that define the pre-teen years.

Details

Country
France
Language
French
Director
Samuel Theis
Cast
Aliocha ReinertAntoine ReinartzMélissa Olexa
Awards & Selections
2022 Taipei Film Festival International New Talent Competition - Grand Prize, 2021 Cannes Film Festival

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