Bastien, who is almost fourteen, is impressed by 16-year-old Chloé, who is unabashedly moody and prefers to avoid adult supervision. Despite their age difference, Chloé is charmed by Bastien and invites him to parties. She also likes to frighten him with stories about a child's spirit that still haunts the waters where they swim. Now in love with the worldly-wise Chloé, Bastien is ready to overcome his fears and win her heart. But an event at the end of the idyllic summer vacation causes a crucial turn in Bastien's life.
Genre: summer drama
Language: French and English, subtitles: English
Falcon Lake is a tender and, at the same time, chilling story of first love. It shows a young person on the verge of change: someone who is about to have his first drink, first cigarette, and first kiss. Bastien’s shyness gives the film a particular kind of tension, one that presents young adulthood as something both inherently threatening and exciting.
This film is recommended by the Studium Generale Student Film Committee because: “First relationships are never without their turmoil, but they are always beautiful and unexpected. Falcon Lake feels like any childhood summer vacation, complete with annoying parents, cool older kids, swimming during a heat wave, and ghost stories around the campfire. Young love is shown in all its innocence. It is wholesome and happy, but the feeling of dread is not far behind. The constant tension grips you until the end, but as we all know, we would never want it to end.”
“Charlotte Le Bon debut Is A Bold, Haunting Coming-Of-Age Story.” The Playlist
“The agonies of adolescence are sensitively captured in Falcon Lake. A touching portrait of young love.” Screen Daily.
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