The feature debut of French filmmaker Eva Husson had its world premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival in the inaugural Platform section. It will screen Friday at Rendez-Vous, co-presented with UniFrance and Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York.
Husson’s film explores the sexual exploits and awakenings of a group of teenagers in Biarritz, France, in the age of social media. Samuel Goldwyn Films is planning a limited theatrical release in late spring.
The film stars Marilyn Luna as a the brash George, who will stop at nothing to keep a boy’s eyes and hands on her. The object of her affection, played by Finnegan Oldfield, has a sense of intimacy that runs only skin-deep, leading to George bringing her friends — played by Daisy Broom, Fred Hotier and Lorenzo Lefebvre — into the bedroom with them.
Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films said: “The film captures contemporary, adolescent sexual exploration in an honest and seldom-portrayed manner. It’s both beautifully shot and acted and tackles a taboo subject matter head on without shying away from the realities of teenage sexuality in a world where any moment can be captured and shared instantaneously.”
“I went to film school in Los Angeles at AFI, so I am proud to come back to what I consider my other home, the U.S., with my first feature film,” Husson said.
The deal was negotiated by Peter Goldwyn on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert on behalf of Films Distribution.