Youth (Jeunesse)

 

Year: 2012
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 75 minutes

Just when Justine Malle was transitioning from a young girl to a woman, she found out her famous filmmaker father Louis was terminally ill. At 20 she was terribly awkward and unsure of herself, madly in love with a boy who didn't quite feel the same, and to top it off, still a virgin. The state of constant confusion her mind and body were experiencing made it hard to comprehend her dad's unfortunate fate. As her father begins to let go of his life, Justine begins to make sense of her own. As his door begins to close, hers is blown wide open. It's a silver lining in a very dark and difficult time. Although the story is only semi-autobiographical, there's enough reality to make you feel the complicated mix of devastation and excitement she was wrestling with. It's a creative and moving way of giving her father a proper goodbye. YOUTH may be centered around death, but it's actually more about finding life in the midst of it. (In French with subtitles) – E.F.

CIFF Screenings

Monday, April 08, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Sidebar
Women of the World

Genre
Drama

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Director
Justine Malle

Producers
Justine Malle, Rémi Pradinas

Screenwriting
Justine Malle, Cécile Vargaftig

Cinematography
Nicolas Pernot

Editing
Olivier Ferrari

Principal Cast
Esther Garrel, Didider Bezace, Emile Bertherat

Director Bio
French director, writer, and producer, Justine Malle was born in 1974 and began her career in film as an actress. She's the daughter of director Louis Malle and actress Alexandra Stewart.

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YOUTH (2012)

Print Source

Tupelo Films

malle.justine@hotmail.fr

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