About this event:
Created by afneworleans
1519 Jackson Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130
2016, Drama. Adapted from a novel by French director Dominique Cabrera, this tale of summer love gone wrong follows three teenagers in crime-ridden Marseilles. Suzanne, a shy middle-class girl, falls in with thrill-seeking Arab youths daring each other to leap off rocks into the sea. Timid at first, she joins in, soon enjoying the attentions of both Marco and Mehdi. But as the trio grows close, the bleakness of the boys’ lives is revealed.
Cabrera herself was pushed out of her native Algeria and plunged into a new life in France as a child; her sensitivity to the plight of the stranger, the outsider, shines through as she thrillingly captures both the hijinks of adolescence and the tensions of race and class in present-day Europe. A love letter to Marseilles, home of our AFNO Directrice, Audrey Nikitine, who is excited to view this film.
Film shown in French with English subtitles.
Free for members, $5 for non-members.