"In its own quiet and ruminative way, it’s a sweet and sharp elucidation of the agony and, well, inconsequentiality, of first love." - Steph Green, Little White Lies
"A gem of mood and technique." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
In Le Bon’s quiet and eerie directorial debut, based on Bastien Vivès’s graphic novel Une sœur, 13-year-old Bastien and his family travel to rural Quebec to stay with friends in their lakeside cabin. Bastian is quickly beguiled by their hosts’ mysterious 16-year-old daughter Chloé, and the two form a bond, spending lazy days together, going to parties and telling ghost stories. Le Bon assuredly bends coming-of-age genre conventions, finely crafting a moody love story with a rich, gothic ambience.
Awards & Nominations
Nominee - Golden Camera, Cannes
Winner - Gold Hugo, New Directors Competition