Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Being 17

Quand on a 17 ans

2016, André Téchiné, France, 116 min. With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila.

Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 2nd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 2nd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Dec 3rd 4:45pm
  • Sat, Dec 3rd 7:45pm
  • Sun, Dec 4th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Dec 5th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Dec 6th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 7th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Dec 8th 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

“Well into his 70s, André Téchiné delivers his most youthful film yet…feels like something of a revelation.” — Peter Debruge, Variety

“Quite extraordinary…an ultra-naturalistic slice of rocky adolescent life that combines violence and sensuality, wrenching loss and tender discovery.” — David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

Love and hatred are two sides of sexual desire in this nuanced coming-of-age story set against the isolated beauty of the French Pyrenees over three seasons. Violent fistfights and harsh bullying mask a deeply denied attraction between Damien (Mottet Klein), brainy son of professionals, and Tom (Fila), adopted biracial son of farmers. When Tom’s mother becomes ill, Damien’s doctor mother (Kiberlain) invites the boys into an awkward live-in proximity that will awaken conflicting feelings in all three of them. Co-scripted by director Téchiné (WILD REEDS) and Céline Sciamma (director of TOMBOY and GIRLHOOD), this sensual and sensitive chronicle of coming to terms with love takes a fresh look at young manhood and the permutations of family. In French and Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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