In a all-male private school, Guillaume, 16, is secretly in love with his best friend. His step sister Charlotte, 18, is startled as her boyfriend suggests to have an open relationship. Everything changes. Later in the summer, Félix, 12, falls in love with Béatrice in an enchanting holiday camp.
French-Canadian director Philippe Lesage’s second feature is a tender three-pronged tale about the anxieties and pain of young love. Premiering at Locarno, Genesis spotlights wonderful performances from its adolescent stars, finding invigorating angles and vivid emotion in a familiar subject.
Oskar Roehler, 2006, Germany
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States